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PEEFACE. 



It was at one time anticipated that the publication of selections from the 
Charters and Records of the Burgh of Stirling would, after the issue of the 
forthcoming volume of Glasgow Charters, be the next undertaking of the 
Scottish Burgh Records Society. Preparations for the volume had been in 
progress for some time, but, with the announcement that the work of the 
Society would in all probability be shortly brought to a close, it became 
necessary to consider the expediency of devising some other way of accom- 
plishing the object in view. The Corporation of Stirling were not inclined 
to abandon altogether the proposed publication, and eventually they gave 
instructions for having at least the principal Charters printed, reserving for 
after consideration the question as to whether or not these should be 
followed by selections from the Council Records. 

In compliance with the instructions thus given, the present volume has 
been compiled. In addition to a number of miscellaneous documents, it 
embraces all the Royal Charters granted to the Burgh, the originals of 
which have been found, as well as others transcribed from the Great Seal 
Register where the originals were not available. 

The great bulk of the matter contained in the book has not been 
previously printed ; but, to add to the completeness of the collection, 
especially in the earlier period, a few charters have been taken from some 
of the published chartularies and registers of religious houses issued by the 
Bannatyne and Grampian Clubs, and other publications have also been 
resorted to. In the Table of Contents will be found a reference to the 
source from which each document is taken. 

The earliest royal charter known to Lave been granted to the Burgh of 
Stirling is that of King Alexander the Second, dated 18th August, 1226; 
but it is well known that Stirling had a municipal existence for at least 



vi PREFACE. 

a century before that time. The Charter of 1226 is granted to "our 
burgesses of Striwlyn," implying a previous burghal organization, while the 
charters of Kiug David the First (1124-53) and King William the Lion 
(11G5-1214), reprinted in this volume, refer to "my burgh" of Stirling as 
an existing institution. In the words of the warrant for the charter by 
King Charles the First, Stirling was " ane of the maist ancient burghes 
of this his Hicnes kingdom of Scotland, being erectet before the days of 
umquhile King Alexander." 

As accounting, so far, for the lateness in date of the first direct grant 
from the crown, it may be mentioned that it was not till the reign of 
Alexander's immediate predecessor that burghs appear to have begun to 
ask and obtain charters from the King. Alexander's charter to Stirling is 
somewhat similar to those granted to some other Royal Burghs in his and 
the preceding reign, and is partly made up of provisions imported from the 
old laws relating to burghs and made applicable to the special circumstances 
of Stirling. The original has not been preserved, but it has fortunately 
been engrossed at full length in a confirmatory charter by King David II., 
which is still in existence, and is in a good state of preservation. A 
facsimile of it, produced by photo-lithography, is prefixed to the volume. 

There is also given the photo-lithograph of another charter, about 
which a word may be said. Originally each burgess, as a crown vassal, 
paid a yearly rent to the King for his property in the burgh. These 
rents, with the small customs, fines of the burgh court, &c, in course of 
time came to be collected by the bailies of the burgh, who, at intervals of 
usually a year or more, accounted for their intromissions to the Great Cham- 
berlain, and had their accounts audited in exchequer. Afterwards the 
system crept in of burghs obtaining yearly tacks of their revenues, and 
I lly feu charters came to be giveD, Avhereby, in consideration of a 
fixed yearly payment, the community of a burgh obtained a renewed 
grant with a perpetual right to collect and apply to its own uses the 



rents, customs, and dues formerly levied by the Crown. Stirling obtained 
such a charter from King Robert the Second on 13th July, 1386, the 
annual feu-duty being fixed at £16. 

When making a selection from the old charters and documents, such 
of them as Avere not considered to be of sufficient importance to be printed 
n full were arranged and inventoried, and of those abstracts of the more 
nteresting are given in Appendix No. I. The remainder, about a hundred 
n number, are largely composed of titles to individual properties, and are 
not of much public interest. 

The regular series of the records of the Town Council as now existing 
commence in 1597; but in searching amongst the old papers there were 
discovered some fragments of the earlier records embracing portions of the 
years 1561-3 and 1594-7. Extracts from these are printed in Appendix III. 
In Appendix II. are given abstracts of some of the documents contained 
in fragments of protocol books, (1473-80), which were also found in the 
course of the search. 

In the frontispiece is given a representation of the old common seal 
of the Burgh. It is thus described in Mr. Henry Laing's " Descriptive 
Catalogue of Impressions from Ancient Scottish Seals": — 

" Stirling, No. 1188. — A fine large seal, in excellent preservation, and of a re- 
markable design. A bridge of seven arches ; from the centre one rises a large cross, 
with the Saviour extended. Above, on the dexter, a star, and on the sinister a 
crescent. On the dexter side of the cross are three soldiers armed with bows and 
arrows, the foremost one discharging his arrow towards three soldiers on the sinister 
side of the cross, who are armed with spears, the foremost one in the act of charg- 
ing. Hie Armis Bruti Scoti Stant Hie Cruce Tuti." 

"No. 1189. — Counter Seal. — The front of a castle; at each side are branches of 
foliage, and scattered round the top and sides are five stars and two roses. Con- 
tinet Hoc In Se Nemus Et Castrum Strivelinse." 

The old seal — the original matrix of which is still kept at Stirling — 
was the one appended to such of the documents printed in this volume as 



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required to be attested in that way ; but, as none of the seals so affixed 
are in a perfect condition, the plate has been drawn from a new cast 
taken for the purpose. The seal, also an ancient one, which is now 
generally used is the one of which an illustration is given on the title 
page. 

Of late years materials, invaluable for a proper and authentic history 
of the ancient Burgh of Stirling, have been accumulating. The several 
club books, and the rapidly-increasing series of historical works issuing from 
the General Register House in Edinburgh, are full of deeply-interesting 
matter suitable, but hitherto almost entirely unused, for that purpose. It 
is hoped that the contents of this volume will tend still further to elucidate 
the history of the burgh, and possibly encourage the Corporation to enter- 
tain with favour the publication of a selection from their early records. 

With the aid of the Table of Contents and the Index, in which, for 
convenience in genealogical research, every name is inserted, it is believed 
that there will be little difficulty in finding anything in the volume which 
may be wanted. 

R. REN WICK. 

Glasgow, December, 1884. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



I.— Charter by King David the First to the Church of the Holy Trinity of 
Dunfermline of, inter alia, a dwelling place in his Burgh of Stirling. 
Dunfermline, circa 1124-7, --------- 

Registrum de Dunfermelyn (Bannatyne Club), p. 15, No. 26. 

II. — Excerpt from Charter by King David the First granting and confirming 
to the Church of the Holy Trinity of Dunfermline, inter alia, a dwelling 
place, two churches, and other property in the Burgh of Stirling. Circa 

1129-30, - - 

Registrum de Dunfermelyn (Bannatyne Club), p. 5, No. 2. Acts of the 
Parliaments of Scotland, vol. I., p. 359. 

III. — Charter by King David the First to the Abbot of Dunfermline of the 
tithe of his rent of Stirling. Stirling, circa 1124-53, - 
Registrum de Dunfermelyn (Bannatyne Club), p. 10, No. 8. 

IV. — Excerpt from Charter by King David the First to the Abbey of Holyrood 
of Edinburgh, containing grant from the King's rent of Stirling, a toft 
there, and the draught of a net for fishing. Circa 1143-7, - 

Charters, &c, relating to the City of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records 
Society), pp. 3, 5, 6. 

V. — Charter by King David the First to the Church of St. Mary of Stirling 
(Abbey of Cambuskenneth), containing grants to that church from the 
revenues of Stirling. Circa 1147, ------- 

Registrum Monasterii S. Marie de Cambuskenneth (Grampian Club), p. 71, 
No. 51. 

VI. — Charter by King William the Lion granting to the Bishop of Glasgow a 
toft in the Burgh of Stirling. Stirling, circa 1188-99, 

Registrum Episcopatus Glasguensis (Bannatyne Club), p. 67, No. 77. 



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Yll. — Charter by Kinu Alexander the Second granting to his Burgesses of 
.Stirling a weekly market, a merchant guild, and other privileges. 
Kyncardin, 18th August, 1226, 6 

Charter by King David II. (No. XIII.), hi the possession of the Burgh. 

VIII. — Charter by King Alexander the Second granting to his burgesses of 
Stirling freedom from toll and custom on their goods throughout the 

whole kingdom. Edinburgh, 20th July, 1227, 9 

Charter by King David II. (No. XIV.), in the possession of the Burgh. 

IX. — Charter by King Alexander the Third to the Church of St. Mary of 
Stirling (Abbey of Cambuskenneth) of twenty merks from the ferm of 
his Burgh of Stirling. Stirling, 30th April, 1265, - 10 

Registrant Monasterii S. Marie de Cambuskenneth (Grampian Club), p. 297, 
No. 208. 

X. — Charter by the Abbot and Convent of Arbroath to Richard Cristinson 

of all their lands in the Burgh of Stirling. A.D. 1299, - - - 11 
Liber S. Thome de Aberbrothoc (Bannatyne Club), vol. I., p. 276, No. 321. 

XI. — Charter by King Robert the First confirming to the burgesses of Stirling 
the right of pasturage for their horses in the forests between the Waters 
of Forth and Carron, and of digging peats in the Peat Moss of Skewok. 

Stirling, 4th April, 1317, 14 

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. I., p. 477. 

XII. — Accounts of the Burgh of Stirling, audited in Exchequer. Dumbarton, 
25th January, 1327-8: — 

(1) Account of the Magistrates, 15 

(2) Account of the Custumars, ------- 16 

The Exchequer Rolls of Scotland (published under direction of the Lord Clerk 

Register), vol. I., pp. 07, 70. 

XIII. — Charter by King David the Second confirming the charter by Alexander 
the Second of a weekly market, etc. [No. VII. hereof]. Scone, 26th 
October, 1360, 17 

Original charter. (Seal imperfect). 

Charter in similar terms, dated 27th October, 1360. (Part of seal remaining.) 
Copy attested by William Litstar, notary public, 25th February, 1532. 
All in the possession of the Burgh. 



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XIV. — Charter by King David the Second confirmi 

the Burgh of Stirling the charter by Alexander the Second of freedom 
from Tolls and Customs [No. VIII. hereof]. Scone, 27th October, 1360, 
Original charter. (Seal imperfect. ) 

Charter in similar terms, dated 26th October, 1360. (Seal imperfect.) 
Both in the possession of the Burgh. 

XV. — Precept by King David the Second to the Sheriffs and Bailies of Stirling 
us to damage caused by certain burgesses of Stirling to the cruives and 
fishings of the Abbot and Convent of Cambuskenneth. Scone, 27th 
July, 1366, - 



Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. I., p. 527: also Supplement, pp. 13, 14. 

XVI. — Charter by King Robert the Second granting the Burgh of Stirling to 
the burgesses thereof, with the fishings in the Water of Eorth and the 
Small Customs and others pertaining to the Burgh. Methven, 13th 
July, 1386, ----- 21 

Original charter in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting. ) 

XVII. — Charter by King Robert the Second confirming the Gifts which King 
David the Second and others made to the altar of St. Lawrence in the 
Parish Church of Stirling. Stirling, 28th February, 1388-9, - - 23 

Original charter in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting.) 

XVIII. — Precept by King Robert the Third directing Sasine to be given to the 
Canons of Cambuskenneth of the Hospital of St. James at the bridge-end 
of Stirling. Rothesay Castle, 10th March, 1402-3, - - - - 26 
Eegistrum Monasterii S. Marie de Cambuskenneth (Grampian Club), p. 141, 
No. 108. 

XIX. — Charter by Robert, Duke of Albany, Governor of the Kingdom of 
Scotland, to the chaplain of St. Michael's Chapel within the Castle of 
Stirling, of an annual rent of ten merks furth of the lands of Cragortht. 

Perth, 26th June, 1407, 27 

Eegistrum Magni Sigilli Begum Scotorum, Eot. XL, No. 22. Print (Eecord 
Edition, 1814) p. 231. 



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XX. — Charter by King .lames the Second granting to tlie Provost, liailios, 
Councillors, ami Community of the Burgh of Stirling a New Fair to be 
held in the Burgh yearly at the Feast of the Ascension. Stirling, 25th 
October, 1447, 30 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting.) 

XXI. — Charter by King James the Second to the burgesses and community 
of the Burgh of Stirling, of freedom from the payment of Custom on 
Salt and Skins. Edinburgh, 12th January, 1 1 51-2, - - - - 32 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal a wanting.) 

XXII. Letters Patent by King James the Second, under his great seal, 

appointing the Parliament of the Four Burghs, of which Stirling was 

one, to be held at Edinburgh yearly. Edinburgh, 5th November, 1454, 34 

Charters, &<.-., relating to the City of Edinburgh (Scottish Burgh Records 

Society), p. 70. 

XXIII. — Charter by King James the Second to the provost, bailies, burgesses, 

and community of Stirling of the right of patronage of St. James' 

Hospital, with the lands and others belonging thereto. Stirling, 24th 

June, 145G, 36 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting.) 

XXIV. — Charter by Malcolm Flemyng to the provost, bailies, councillors, and 
community of Stirling, of a tenement on the south side of the High 
Street forming the site of the Tolbooth. Kirkintilloch, 13th November, 
1473, 39 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting.) 

XXV. — Letters by the provost, bailies, council, and community of the Burgh 
of Stirling adjudging possession of a tenement in Stirling to the altar of 
the Holy Trinity in the Parish Church, in default of payment of an 
annual rent. Stirling, 22nd April, 1476, ------ 42 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting.) 

XXVI. — Instrument setting forth the union of the altars of the Holy Trinity 
and of St. Thomas in the Parish Church of Stirling and the institution 
of a Chaplain thereto. Stirling, 6th November, 1490, - - - - 46 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal imperfect.) 



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XXVII. — Charter by Richard Crystysone, Canon of the Collegiate Church of 
Abernethy, giving and confirming certain annual rents to the Altar of 
St. James in the Parish Church of Stirling and appointing the community 
of Stirling patrons of the altar. Stirling, 2nd April, 1492, - - - 49 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal of Richard Crystysone remain- 
ing ; seal of burgh a wanting.) 

XXVIII. — Decree of the Lords Auditors of Causes and Complaints, ordaining 
certain persons to desist from occupying the fishings of the Water of 
Forth belonging to the Burgh of Stirling. Edinburgh, 12th December, 

1494,- - - 53 

Acta Dominorum Auditorum ( Record Edition), p. 200. 

XXIX. — Decree by tha Lords of the King's Council ordaining that the provost, 
bailies, and community of Stirling cease to occupy certain fishings which 
are to be enjoyed by the Abbot and Convent of Cambuskenneth. 

Edinburgh, 19th February, 1495-6, 54 

Registrum Monasterii S. Marie de Cambuskenneth (Grampian Club), p. 289, 
No. 202. 

XXX. — Instrument setting forth the institution by the provost, bailies, and 
community of Stirling of a chaplain to St. James' altar in the Parish 
Church. Stirling, 19th April, 1496, ------- 55 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal remaining.) 

XXXI. — Submission and Compromise between the Abbot and Convent of 
Cambuskenneth and the community of the Burgh of Stirling as to 
fishings in the Water of Forth. Edinburgh, 31st March, 1501, - - 57 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. 
XXXII. — Decreet pronounced by the Bishop of Aberdeen and others in 
submission between the community of the Burgh of Stirling and the 
Abbot and Convent of Cambuskenneth as to fishings in the Forth. 

Edinburgh, 20th July, 1501, 58 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal of Burgh affixed, but is 

imperfect). 
Duplicate, signed by the Abbot of Cambuskenneth and Duncan Forester, 
also in the possession of the Burgh. 

XXXIII. — Charter by King James the Fourth to the provost, bailies, 
councillors, and community of the Burgh of Stirling, of the office of 



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Sheriff within the burgh and territory and liberty of the same. Stirling, 
12th October, 1501, 60 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting. ) 

XXXIV. — Charter by King James the Fourth to the provost, bailies, 
councillors, and community of Stirling of the right of patronage of the 
altar of St. Lawrence in the Parish Church. Stirling, 7th March, 1501-2, 64 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting. ) 

XXXV. — Commission by the provost, bailies, council and community of the 
Burgh of Stirling, empowering certain persons in their name to pursue 
the Abbot and Convent of Canibuskenneth before the Lords of Council 
as to fishings in the Forth. Edinburgh, 4th June, 1504, - - - 66 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting.) 

XXXVI. — Charter by King James the Fourth to the burgesses and community 
of Stirling of the lands called the Aid Park and the patronage of the 
altar of St. Michael in the Parish Church. Edinburgh, 28th January, 
1505-6, 69 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting.) 

XXXVII. — Indentures between the Abbot and Convent of the Abbey of 
Dunfermline and the provost, bailies, council and community of the 
Burgh of Stirling, as to building a Choir in the Parish Kirk of Stirling. 

Dunfermline, 3rd May, 1507, 71 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. 

XXXVIII. — Commission by the provost, bailies, council and community of 

Stirling empowering certain persons in their name to pursue Alexander 

Elphinstone and to answer before the Lords of Council as to Fishings in 

the Forth. Edinburgh, 15th March, 1508-9, ----- 72 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Small part of seal preserved but 

detached.) 

XXXIX. — Act of the Lords of Council as to summons at the instance of the 

Abbot and Convent of Cambuskenneth, and the tenants of their fishings 

on the Forth, against the Bailies of Stirling and others, for despoiling 

the tenants of their cobles and nets. Edinburgh, 27th February, 1531-2, 75 

Registrum Monasterii S. Marie de Cambuskenneth (Grampian Club), p. 290, 

No. 203. 



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community of Stirling to the Altar of St. Katherine in the Parish 
Church of a piece of waste land lying near the church. Stirling, 28th 
February, 1536-7, 76 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting.) 

XLI. — Charter by King James the Fifth ratifying certain acts and statutes as 
to the exercise of trade and merchandise, and also confirming letters by 
the Privy Council charging the provost, dean of guild, and bailies of 
Stirling, to enforce the laws against unfreemen. Edinburgh, 8th July, 

1540, 80 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal imjierfect. ) 

XLII. — Letters by the provost, bailies, councillors and community of the Burgh 
of Stirling granting to Sir William Robesoun the chaplainry of the 
Altar of St. Michael in the Parish Church, with the lands and others 
belonging thereto. Stirling, 17th February, 1540-1, - - - - 85 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Part of burgh seal remaining.) 

XLIII. — Grant by the provost, bailies, council and community of the Burgh 
of Stirling to John Graherae of the office of Clerk of the Burgh Court. 

Stirling, 9th November, 1542, - - - 89 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal imperfect.) 

XLIV. — Precept by King Francis and Queen Mary, commanding a charter to 
be made confirming a grant by the Friars Preachers of Stirling and 
Convent thereof to Alexander Erskin, of the lands and others formerly 
belonging to them. Edinburgh, 10th May, 1560, - - - - 90 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal remaining.) 

XLV. — Charter by Queen Mary to the provost, bailies, councillors, and 
community of Stirling of the church property and revenues within the 
Burgh for the support of the Ministry and maintenance of Hospitals for 
the poor and infirm. Edinburgh, loth April, 1567, - - - - 92 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting.) 

XLVI. — Decree by the Lords Interpreters of the Law of Oblivion as to an 
annual-rent claimed by William Gulane, master of the Grammar School 



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and chaplain of the Altar of St. Lawrence in the Parish Kirk of Stirling, 
from the tacksman of St. Lawrence Croft. Stirling, 30th August, 1569, 99 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. 

XLVII. — Instrument embodying protest as to warrandice given by the provost, 
bailies, and town of Stirling to Mungo Graheme, of the Friars Lands 
and the meadow lying contiguous thereto. Stirling, 8th March, 
157C-7, 101 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. 

XLVIII. — Act of Parliament ordaining the Commissioners of Burghs to settle 
the debate between the burghs of Perth, Dundee, and Stirling, as to their 
respective antiquity and priority. Edinburgh, 11th November, 1579, - 103 
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. III., p. 174, c. 57. 

XLIX. — Act of Parliament whereby, inter alia, the Sheriff and the Provost 
and Bailies of Stirling were appointed the King's Justices of the Waters 
of the Teith, Forth, <fce., for execution of certain fishery laws. Edinburgh 

29th November, 1581, 103 

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. III., pp. 217, 218, c. 15. 

L — Act of Parliament whereby the Fair formerly held at Stirling on 14th 
September was appointed to be held in future on 22nd October yearly. 

Edinburgh, 29th November, 1581, 105 

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. III., p. 239, c. 6. 

LT. — Remission by King James the Sixth to the bailies, councillors, community 
and inhabitants of Stirling (with certain exceptions) for taking part with 
the Earl of Angus and others in their treasonable proceedings. Falk- 
land, 26th June, 1584, - - - 106 

MS. Pvegistrum Magni Sigilli, Lib. xxxv., No. 876. 

LII. — Grant by Alexander Allan, burgess of Stirling, with consent of Sir John 
Schaw of Arnecomrie, to the provost, bailies and councillors of Stirling, 
in name of the poor of the same, of the Almhouse or Hospital in Stirling 
with the revenues within the Burgh belonging thereto. Stirling and 
London, 28th February and 1st May, 1610,- - - - - -108 

Original in the possession of the Burgh. (Seal awanting.) 



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LIU. — Decree by the Lords of Council and Session annulling a pretended Gift 
to Robert Erskine, son of the earl of Mar, and finding that the only- 
undoubted right of the office of sheriffship within the Burgh of Stirling 
belongs to the provost, bailies, council and community thereof. Edin- 
burgh, 29th March, 1633, - - - 112 

MS. Register of Acts and Decreets, (General Register House, Edinburgh), 
vol. 460, fol. 231. 

LIV. — Excerpts from Signature or Warrant for Charter of Confirmation of the 

rights, privileges, and possessions of the Burgh of Stirling, [No. LV.] 1641, 116 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. 

LV. — Charter by King Charles the First confirming previous charters, and of 
new granting to the Burgh of Stirling, their several possessions, rights, 
and privileges. Holyrood House, 17th November, 1641, - - - 124 

Narrative of causes of granting, 124 

Ratification of the following Charters : — 

(1) Charter by King Alexander II. dated 18th August, 1226, 

(2) Charter by King David II. dated 26th October, 1360, 

(3) Charter by King Alexander II. dated 20th July, 1227, 

(4) Charter by King David II. dated 26th October, 1360, 

(5) Charter by King Robert II. dated 13th July, 1386, - 

(6) Charter by King James II. dated 25th October, 1447, 

(7) Charter by King James II. dated 24th June, 1456, 

(8) Charter by King James IV. dated 12th October, 1501, 

(9) Charter by King James IV. dated 7th March, 1501-2, - 

(10) Charter by King James II. dated 12th January, 1451-2, 

(11) Charter by King James IV. dated 28th January, 1505-6, 

(12) Charter by Queen Mary dated 15th April, 1567, - 
General ratification of all charters and grants, - 
Ratification of grants to Spittell's Hospital and Cowan's Hospital, 
Mortification by commendator of Cambuskenneth to Spittell's Hospital ratified, 
Contract between burgh and Alexander Cowan and other writings as to Cowan's 

Hospital ratified, 

All acts of parliament and general councils and decrees confirmed, 

Generality of confirmation not to prejudice speciality, nor vice versa, - 

Grant, de novo, erecting burgh into a free royal burgh, with all its possessions, 

rights, and privileges, 

Power to elect provost, bailies, and councillors, and to make acts and ordinances, 
Power of exercising trade aDd merchandise, and excluding unfreemen from 



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LV. — Charter by King Charles the First, continued — 

Property and revenues belonging to churches, chapels, &c, .... 141 

Places of Preaching Friars aud Minorites, 142 

Right of patronage of St. James' Hospital and revenues, 142 

Chaplainry of St. Lawrence's altar, 142 

Patronage of Spittell's Hospital and Cowan's Hospital, 143 

Privilege of having a merchant guildry, .... ... 143 

Privilege of two weekly market days, 143 

Privilege of four free fairs yearly, 143 

Office of sheriffship aud privilege of holding sheriff courts within burgh and 

appointing necessary officers, 145 

Grant of ways and passages to and from burgh, 147 

Grant of petty Customs and table thereof, 147 

Double custom in time of fairs, 149 

Customs within and outwith ports, on streets aud in market places, with ladles, 

gait dichtings, ice, leviable, 149 

Ports and harbours with landing places and pertinents, 150 

Customs and dues leviable at the ports, with table thereof, .... 151 

Power to build and repair ports and to apply dues therefor, .... 154 
Power to levy customs to meet expense of upholding bridge and causeway 

leading thereto, with table thereof, 154 

Power to put acts of parliament, &c. , to execution within burgh, - - - 156 
Lands and others contained in the charter incorporated with the burgh into one 

whole and free Burgh Royal, 157 

One sasine taken at the market cross to be sufficient for whole lands, - 159 

Burgh with lands and others contained in charter to be held of the King and 

his successors, 160 

Reddendo, or annual duties payable to the crown, 166 

Date of charter and names of witnesses, 167 

MS. Registrum Magni Sigilli (General Register House, Edinburgh), lib. LVIII., 

fol. 176. 
Extract Charter from the Register of the Great Seal. 
Copy charter, made in 1714. 
Precept of sasine following on the charter, of same date with it, and endorsed by 

the director of Chancery, 3rd October, 1648. 
Instrument of Sasine thereon, expede 13th, and recorded in General Register of 

Sasines at Edinburgh 17th, October.. 1648. 
The extract, copy, precept and instrument, are all in the possession of the Burgh. 

LVI. — Excerpt from Minutes of Parliamentary Proceedings authorising 
Ratification of Charter by King Charles I. [No. LV.] to the Burgh of 

Stirling. Edinburgh, 16th March, 1649, 168 

Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. VI., part ii., p. 723. 



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LVII. — Grant and Commission by the Commissioners of the Commonwealth of 
England for ordering and managing affairs in Scotland authorising the 
inhabitants of Stirling to choose their magistrates and officers for the 
government of the Burgh. Dalkeith, 14th April, 1652, - - - 168 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. 
LVIII. — Charter by King Charles the Second confirming to the provost, 
bailies, council, and community of Stirling, the charter No. LV., and 
properties, rights, and privileges therein contained: and also engaging 
not to erect burghs of barony or regalty, or sanction markets or fairs 
within two miles of the Burgh. Whitehall, 22nd April, 1678, - - 171 
Original in the possession of the Burgh. (.Seal imperfect.) 
LIX. — Charter by King Charles the Second confirming to the Preceptors of 
Spittell's Hospital the lands of Southfield with the teinds thereof. 

Edinburgh, 15th February, 1684, - 175 

MS. Eegistrum Magni Sigilli (General Register House, Edinburgh), lib. LXIX., 
fol. 117. 
LX. — Act of Parliament appointing two fairs, one in December and another in 

January, to be held in Stirling yearly. Edinburgh, 1 4th September, 1 705, 1 78 
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. XI. , p. 274, c. 30. 
LXI. — Act of Parliament appointing two yearly fairs to be held upon the lands 
and barony of Balquidrock; with protestation by the commissioner of 
Stirling against the same. Edinburgh, 14th September, 1705, - - 179 
Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland, vol. XL, pp. 275, 276, c. 35. 

APPENDIX. 

I. — Abstracts of Miscellaneous Documents : — 

1. Charter by King Robert II. giving to Richard of Waneflete a 

tenement in Stirling which belonged to the King on account of the 
last proprietor dying without heirs. 15th August, 1383, - - 183 

2. Letters patent by the Bishop of Dunblane confirming transumpt of 

Charter by King James II. of patronage of St. James' Hospital. 
21st November, 1457, - - - 184 

3. Charter by William Bully, chaplain of the Holy Cross altar, to Malcolm 

Flemying, of a tenement in Stirling. 27th February, 1471-2, - 184 

4. Charter by King James III. confirming charter No. 3. 10th 

November, 1472, 185 



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5. ( 'barter by Robert Gelis to Sir John Hastings, canon of the cathedral 
church of Dunblane, of an annualrent furth of a tenement in 
Stirling. 11th April, 1475, 185 

6. Instrument on resignation by Gilbert Bechat to Sir John Hastings 

of another annualrent. 18th April, 1478, 185 

7. Charter by Adam Bully to the altar of the Holy Trinity of an 
annualrent furth of his lands of Ermore. 2nd September, 1479, - 186 

8. Letters adj udging possession to the chaplain of the Holy Cross altar 

of a tenement in default of payment of annualrent. 20th November, 
1481, .--.-.--..-- 186 

9. Letters adjudging possession to the chaplain of the Holy Trinity 
altar of tenements in default of payment of annualrents. 2nd 
December, 1489, ---------- 187 

10. Instrument on resignation by Andrew Nortoun to the Holy Cross 

altar of an annualrent furth of a land in Mary Wynd. 30th 
August, 1502, 188 

1 1. Instrument on grant by Walter George to the chaplains of the parish 

church of an anvil standing in his workshop. 1 6th February, 1503-4, 188 

12. Charter by David Makilwane to Sir John Aysoun, chaplain, of an 

annualrent. 26th March, 1506, 189 

13. Instrument on resignation of an annualrent by Alexander Craig, 

burgess, to John Broune, dean of guild. 18th February, 1509-10, 189 

14. Instrument on resignation of an annualrent by George Crichtoun of 

Brethirtoun to the chaplains of the parish church. 4th August, 
1511, 190 

15. Instrument on resignation of an annualrent by John Broune, 

burgess, to the Holy Blood altar in the parish church. 4th Dec- 
ember, 1515, 190 

16. Instrument on resignation of an annualrent by Duncan Forester of 
Garden, knight, to the chaplains of the parish church. 12th April, 
1518, ----- 191 

17. Instrument on resignation of an annualrent by David Greg to the 

Holy Blood altar in the parish church. 3rd December, 1518, - 191 

18. Instrument narrating warrandice given by the Friars Preachers to 
the chaplains of the parish church in security of annual payment 

for a garden let to the friars. 10th March, 1522-3, - - - 192 



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19. Instrument on bestowal of an annualrent by Sir Alexander Stele, 

chaplain, to the chaplains of the parish church. 5th July, 1525, - 193 

20. Charter by Archibald Redheucht to the chaplains of the parish 

church of the croft called Muschet's Croft, for celebration of anni- 
versaries, &c. 7th February, 1525-6, - 193 

21. Instrument of sasine given in terms of the preceding charter. 8th 

February, 1525-6, - - - 194 

22. Charter by King James V. confirming a charter dated 8th April, 

1516, by David Abercromby, sub-dean of the chapel royal of 
Stirling to the altar of St. Michael, of a tenement in Stirling. 
16th November, 1525, - 195 

23. Charter by John Brady of Easter Kennet to the chaplains of the 

parish church of an annualrent furth of Berkhous Croft. 22nd 
October, 1531, - 196 

24. Charter by him to the same chaplains of an annualrent furth of 

Hiltoun Croft, in warrandice of other annualrents. 24th November, 
1531, ----- - - 197 

25. Charter by Alexander lord Elphinstone to Sir John Paterson, 
canon of the Chapel Royal of Stirling, of a tenement in the High 
Street. 6th May, 1533, -------- 198 

26. Instrument on resignation by Sir James Nicholsoun, chaplain, to 
the altar of St. Katherine of a tenement in Stirling. 28th 
February, 1536-7, - - 198 

27. Instrument on grant by the provost, bailies, and councillors of 

Stirling, to Gilbert Maklellane or Ferguson of a piece of waste 
land for payment of an annualrent to the Preaching Friars. 20th 
December, 1541, 199 

28. Tack and obligation by Sir William Alschinder, chaplain and 
servitor to Lord Argyle, to Walter Cosland and spouse of a tenement 

in Stirling. 12th July, 1546, 199 

29. Charter by James Nycholsone, vicar of Stirling Castle, to the altar 

of St. Katherine of a tenement in Stirling and certain annualrents. 
5th February, 1555-6, - 200 

30. Instrument on precept of clare constat by Sir James Forrester of 

Torwoidheid to John Donaldsone as heir of his grandfather in the 
mill of Gunnerschaw, &c. 4th August, 1624, - - - -201 



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31. Instrument on resignation by William Crystesoune to Lord Fentoun 

of a tenement, <fcc., at the bridge of Stirling. 21st January, 1G26, 202 

—Abstracts of some of the Documents contained in Fragments of Protocol 
Books:— 

1. Instrument on sasine given to Queen Margaret of the King's lord- 

ship of Tulycultre. 29th October, 1473, - - - - - 202 

2. Instrument on commission given by John Cant, chaplain, authorising 

procurators to accept an ecclesiastical benefice on his behalf. 4th 
July, 1475, 203 

3. Fragments of an instrument appearing to refer to marriage of 

William lord Grahame and Annabella Drummond. [November], 
1479, 203 

4. Instrument narrating precept by the sheriff of Perth and the giving 

to the relict of Robert lord le Flemyng of her terce of the lands 

of Cammisdrany. 1st December, 1479, .... - 204 

5. Instrument of sasine to David Forsyth as heir of his grandfather in 

tenements in Stirling. 11th December, 1479, .... 204 

6. Instrument on resignation by James Sckaw of Salchy to Adam Bully 

of a croft and barn in the burgh of Stirling. 18th December, 1479, 205 

7. Instrument narrating possession given to the chaplains of the Virgin 

Mary and Holy Cross altars of a tenement in the Kirk Vennel in 
default of payment of an annual. 17th January, 1479-80, - -205 

8. Instrument on protest by an apparent heir against alienation of 
certain annual rents and offer to sustain the person in possession 

to prevent necessity of her selling them. 17th January, 1479-80, - 205 

9. Instrument of sasine to Umfred Colquhoun of Luss in the lands of 

Sauling. 31st January and 1st February, 1479-80, - - - 206 

10. Instrument narrating the giving of the keeping of the Castle to the 
provost of Stirling. 23rd February, 1479-80, - - - - 206 

11. Instrument narrating protest taken on claim by William Duncanson 
for a pension of forty shillings from the burgh. 24th February, 
1479-80, - - - 207 

12. Instrument narrating the breaking, by Adam Cosour, of sasine 
alleged to have been given in a tenement in Stirling. 2nd March, 
1479-80, 207 



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13. Instrument on resignation of certain annualrents by Adam Cosour 
to the altars of St. Anne and the Virgin Mary. 2nd March, 

1479-80, - - 207 

III. — Extracts from fragmentary Council Records: — 

1561 — October 21. — Repair of causeway to the haven ; defence of the mills, 208 

„ November 4. — Price of wine; taverners to stamp their stoups, - - 208 

,, December 12. — A taverner convicted of selling Avine above fixed price, 208 
,, December 15. — Negotiations for acquiring mills and lands sometime 

belonging to the Blackfriars, ------- 209 

1562 — July 8. — Act of council in favour of a chaplain to be fulfilled, - - 209 

„ July 8. — Auditors of town's accounts appointed, .... 209 

„ July 16. — Minister's stipend to be paid, ------ 209 

„ September 7. — Fine applied for clothing poor of the hospital, - - 209 

,, September 7. — Money received for staigs to be paid to town treasurer, 209 
,, October 9. — Names of council ; waste land to be feued ; officers elected ; 
halberts to be made ; lodging of poor bairns in almshouse ; none 

to brew except honest men's wives and widows, - - - 210 
,, November 2. — Stones of St. James' Chapel to be applied to common 
works ; arrears of rents to be paid ; waste land given for annual 

rent, --.-----... 210 

„ November 10. — Set of common good, - - - - - - 211 

„ November 18. — Price of wine fixed, - - - - - - 211 

„ December 22. — Commissioner appointed to convention of the kirk, - 211 

1562-3 — January 9. — Loan to a printer, - - - - - - - 211 

„ February 26. — Auditors of accounts appointed, - - - - 212 

„ March 8. — Defence of the mills, ------- 212 

1563 — April 23. — Book of instruments concerning town's affairs, - - - 212 

„ August 2. — Purchase of timber for the tolbooth, - - - - 212 

,, August 27. — Payment of g\iild fines, ------ 212 

„ September 20. — Maills of the Rood Croft ; pension to Alexander 

Patersoun, - - - 213 

,, Novembers. — Election of town council ; alms given, - - - 213 

„ November 10. — Common good set, - 213 

„ November 20. — Suspension of horning purchased by vicar, - - 213 
„ December 14. — Payment on admission of burgesses ; members appointed 

for the almshouse ; expenses to Edinburgh for debating an action, 214 



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1 .">(.') I— April 8. — Price at .which two taverncrs are to sell their wine, - - 214 
August 8. — Contribution for support of Tullibody bridge, - - 214 

November 3. — Annual rent applied to the hospital, - 214 

„ November 3. — Set of common good, 214 

November 3. — Names of council, - - - - - - - 215 

1694 — August 5. — Baptism of the Prince ; price of wines, - - - -215 

August 27. — Baptism of the Prince ; prices of chambers and 

bedding, - - 215 

October 21. — Fines for absence from council, 216 

1595— March 28.— Set of Bridgehaugh, 216 

July 21. — Punishment for disobedience to a bailie, - - - - 216 

July 29. — Commissioner to convention appointed, - 216 

„ September 6. — Staig silver and revenues of the fair set, - - - 216 

,, September 13. — Punishment for abusing the minister, - - - 216 

September 24. — Cautioner for three persons not molesting minister, - 217 

„ October 6. — Names of council, - - - - - - - 217 

,, October 10. — A burgess admitted, and appearing with his armour, - 217 

„ October 13. — Two burgesses admitted, - 217 

,, October 21. — Admission of burgesses, ------ 218 

„ October 21. — Revenues of fair set, ------- 218 

„ October 27. — Feus of pieces of waste ground, ----- 218 

,, November 10. — Set of common good, ------ 218 

,, November 24. — Prices of candle ; fees and duties of officers ; a writer 

entered burgess and guild for acting in the minister's affairs, - 219 
,, December 11. — Money advanced by masters of the hospital on interest, 219 

„ December 11. — Payment to agent of burghs, 219 

1595-6 — January 26. — Money to be borrowed for behoof of the minister, - 219 
„ February 16. — Maltmen convicted of selling malt at too high prices, 220 
„ February 16.— Heightening of the pulpit, - - - - -220 

„ March 8.— Appointment of treasurer, - 220 

„ March 19. — Commissioner to assembly appointed, - 220 

1596— April 9.— Act in favour of baxters discharged, 220 

„ April 9. — Money given to minister from common good, - - - 220 

„ April 9. — Price of wine, 220 

., April 30. — A tailor convicted of disobeying magistrates and causing 

disturbance, - 221 



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1596 — April 30. — Proposal to get helper to the minister, 

„ May 10. — Commissioner to convention appointed, 

„ May 10. — Three vaults set, ------- 

,, May 14. — Firlot and peck measures to be got from Linlithgow, 

„ June 14. — Commissioner to Aberdeen appointed, 

., July 16. — A servitor to the King admitted burgess and guild, - 

„ July 30. — Price of wine, -------- 

,, July 30. — Payment for repairing Inneralloun bridge, 

„ August 11. — Proclamation by the King for repressing Islesmen, 

,, September 7. — Set of staig silver and revenues of the fair, 

,, September 24. — Commissioner to the convention, ... - 222 

,, September 24. — A saddler admitted as a burgess, gratis, - - - 222 

,, October 4. — Names of council, ------- 222 

,, October 4. — Prices of malt, wheat, and candle, 222 

,, October 21. — Treating for right of Erskine of Gogar to mills and lands, 223 

,, October 21. — Revenues of latter fair set, ------ 223 

,, October 25. — Prices of malt and ale, 

,, November 10. — Set of common good, ------ 223 

,, November 22. — Appointment of treasurer, 223 

,, December 4. — Treating for obtaining right to almshouse, - - - 223 

1596-7 — January 31. — Firlots to be measured with the jug, - - -223 

„ February 4. — Commissioners sent to Edinburgh with the firlots, 

„ February 21. — Commissioners to convention at Perth, - - - 224 

,, February 21. — Malcolm Burne in Gogar entered neighbour and 



224 

,, March 21. — Commissioners to convention; also to treat for alms- 
house, ----------- 224 

1597 — May 2. — Commissioner to Dundee appointed, - - 224 

,, May 4. — Ordinance as to fleshers, - - 224 

,, May 4. — Weaponschaw to be held, ------- 225 

,, May 13. — A swordslipper admitted burgess, ----- 225 

,, July 25. — Watch at the bridge and port for outholdmg outland 

beggars during time of pest, - - - - - - - 225 

„ September 2. — Precautions for prevention of pest, - 225 



CHAETERS AND DOCUMENTS 



RELATING TO 



THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 



CHARTERS AND DOCUMENTS 



R ELATING TO 



THE BUEGH OF STIRLING. 



CHARTER by King David the First to the Church of the Holy Trinity of 
Dunfermline of, inter alia, a dwelling place in his Burgh of Stirling. 
Dunfermline, circa 1124-7. 

Dauid, Dei gratia, Rex Scottorum: Roberto, electo Sancti Andree, et omnibus 
comitibus et baronibus et omnibus fklelibus suis, salutem. Sciatis me con- 
cessisse et dedisse in perpetuum in elemosina, pro anima patris et matris mee 
et fratrum et antecessorum meorum, ecclesie Sancte Trinitatis de Dunfermlin 
omnem decimationem de omnibus dominiis meis de Dunfermlin nisi de illis 
que ad alias ecclesias pertinent. Et unam mansuram in burgo meo de 

David, by the grace of God, King of Scots : To Robert, elect of St. Andrew's, and 
to all earls and barons, and all his faithful, greeting. Know ye that I have granted 
and given for ever in alms, for the soul of my father and of my mother and of my 
brothers and ancestors, to the Church of the Holy Trinity of Dunfermlin, all the 
tithe of all my lordships of Dunfermlin, except of those pertaining to other 
churches. Also one dwelling place in my burgh of Dunfermlin, free and quiet, and 



CHARTERS RELATING TO [1124-7. 

Dunfermlin, liberam et quietam, ct aliam in burgo meo in Striuelin et aliam 
in burgo meo de Perth, et aliam in burgo meo de Edenesburg. Testibus: 
Roberto, electo Sancti Andree, el Eerberto, cancellario. Apud Dunfermlin. 

another in my burgh [of] Strivelin, and another in my burgh of Perth and another 

in my burgh of Edencsburg. Witnesses: Robert, elect of St. Andrews, and Herbert, 
chancellor. At Dunfermlin. 

II. 

EXCERPT from Charter by King David the First, granting and confirming 
to the Church of the Holy Trinity of Dunfermline, inter alia, a dwelling 
place, two churches, and other property in the Burgh of Stirling. Circa 
1129-30. 

IN nomine Sancte Trinitatis, ego Dauid, Dei gratia, Rex Scottorum, auctoritate 
regia ac potestate, Henrici filii mei assensu et Matildis Regine, uxoris mee, 
episcoporum, comitum baronumque regni mei confirmacione et testimonio, 
clero etiam adquiescenteque populo, ecclesie Sancte Trinitatis Dunfermeline, 
predecessorum meorum pietatis studio et lai-gitionis initiate, omnia subscripta 
concedo et pace perpetua confirmo . . . Preterea do eidem ecclesie vnam 
mansuram in Berwich, aliam in Rokesburc, aliam in burgo de Hadingtun, 
aliam in Edenburg, aliam in Linlithcu, aliam in burgo de Striuelin, et in 
eadem uilla duas ecclesias et vnam carucatam terre que adiacct ipsi ecclesie 

Is THE name of the Holy Trinity, I David, by the grace of God, King of Scots, by 
royal authority and power, with consent of Henry my son and Queen Matilda my 
wife, with the confirmation and testimony of the bishops, earls and barons of my 
kingdom, the clergy also and the people acquiescing, grant and in perpetual peace 
confirm all the underwritten to the church of the Holy Trinity of Dunfermline, 
founded through the zeal for religion and liberality of my predecessors, . . . 
Moreover I give to the said church a dwelling place in Berwick, another in 
Roxburgh, another in the burgh of Hadington, another in Edinburgh, another in 
Linlithgow, another in the burgh of Strivelin, and in the same town two churches 
and a carucate of land which lies contiguous to the said churches 



1129-30.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 3 

. . . Et medietatem coriorum et seporum et sagimiuis omnium bestiarum 
que occidentur ad festiuitates tenendas in Striuelin et inter Forth et Tay 
. Preter ista supradicta dono et concedo abbati et monachis ut habeant 
singulis annis v mercas argenti ad uestimenta eorum de primis nauibus que 
uenient ad Striuelin uel ad Perth. . . 

Also the half of the hides, fat and tallow of all beasts killed at the feasts held in 
Strivelin and between the Forth and Tay . . . Resides those above mentioned, I 
give and grant to the abbot and monks that they may have in every year five merks 
of silver for their vestments from the first ships arriving at Stirling or at Perth. . . 

III. 

CHARTER by King David the First to the abbot of Dunfermline of the tithe 
of his rent of Stirling. Stirling, circa 1124-53. 

Dauid, Rex Scottorum: Vicecomitibus et prepositis de Striuelin, salutem. 
Sciatis me concessisse Deo et abbati de Dunfermlyn decimam denariorum de 
censu meo de Strivelin. Quare uolo et firmiter precipio ut sine omni distttr- 
bacione faciatis ei earn habere sicut denarij uenient. Testibus: Roberto de 
Bruus et Hugo de Moreuilla. Apud Striuelin. 

David, King of Scots : To the sheriffs and bailies of Striuelyn, greeting. Know ye 
that I have granted to God and the abbot of Dunfermlyn the tithe of the pennies of 
my maill of Strivelin. Wherefore I will and firmly command that ye cause him to 
have the same without any trouble as the pennies shall accrue. Witnesses : Robert 
of Bruus and Hugh of Moreville. At Striuelin. 

IV. 

EXCERPT from Charter by King David the First to the Abbey of Holyrood 
of Edinburgh, containing grant from the King's rent of Stirling, a toft 
there, and the draught of a net for fishing. Circa 1143-7. 

In nomine Domini nostri Jhesu Christi, et in honore Sancte Crucis, etSancte 
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and in honour of the Holy Rood, and of 



CHARTERS RELATING TO [1143-7. 

Marie Uirgiuis, omniumquc sanctorum, ego Dauid Dei gratia Ilex Scottoruin, 
regali auctoritate, assensu Henrici filii mei, et episcoporum regni mei, comitum 
quoque baronumque contirmatione et testimonio, clero etiam aquiescente et 
populo, diuino instinctu, omnia subscripta concedo ecclesie Sancte Crucis 
Edwinesburgensi, et pace pcrpetua confirmo . . . Et reddituin centum 
solidorum singulis annis ad indumenta canonicorum de cano meo de Pert 
et hoc de primis nauibus (pic negotiationis causa uenient ad Pert; et si 
forte nou uenerint concedo prefate ecclesie de meo redditu de Edwines- 
burg quadraginta solidos et de Striueline uiginti solidos et de Pert 
quadraginta solidos. Et unum toftum in Striueline, et tractum unius retis ad 
piscandum ... 

Saint Mary the Virgin, and of all saints, I, David, by the grace of God, King 
of Scots, of my royal authority, with the assent of Henry my son, and with 
the confirmation and testimony of the bishops of my kingdom, of the earls also 
and barons, the clergy and the people also assenting, of divine prompting, grant 
and in perpetual peace confirm all the things underwritten to the church of 
the Holy Rood of Edinburgh. . . And a rent of a hundred shillings yearly 
for the clothing of the canons, from my cane of Perth, and this from the first 
ships that come to Perth for the sake of trade; and if perchance it happen that 
they do not come I grant to the aforesaid Church from my rent of Edinburgh 
forty shillings, and from Stirling twenty shillings, and from Perth forty shillings. 
And one toft in Stirling, and the draught of one net for fishing. 



CHARTER by King David the First to the Church of St. Mary of Stirling 
(Abbey of Cambuskennoth), containing grants to that church from the 
revenues of Stirling. Circa 1147. 

IN nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Ego Dauid, Dei gracia, 
Rex Scotorum, assensu Henrici filii mei ct episcoporum regni mei comitumquc 
et baronum confirmatione et testimonio, concedo ecclesie Sancte Marie de 

I N j in. name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, amen. I, David, 
by the grace of God King of Scots, with consent of Henry, my son, and with the 
confirmation and testimony of tlie bishops of my kingdom and of the earls and 



1117. J THE BTJKGH OF STIRLING. 5 

Striueling et canonicis in ea regulariter viuentibus ea que subscripta sunt et 
pace perpetua confirmo. Hec itaque sunt que prefate ecclesic concede- : terrain 
de Cambuskynneth et piscaturam inter candem terrain et Pollemase et vnum 
retbe in aqua; terrain quoque de Colling cum nemore et suis rectis diuisis; 
terram eciam de Tulibodeuiu que est inter aquam eiusdem terre et terram 
de Locbin ; quadraginta quoque solidos de redditu meo de Striueling et 
canum vnius nauis, et vnam salinam et todidem terre quot babet vna de 
salinis meis, et decimam firme de dominiis meis de Striueling ; et oblatioues 
que in prcdicta ecclesia oblate fuerint ; et insulam que est inter Pollemase 
et Tulibodeuin, et viginti cudermis de caseis redditus mei de Striueling. 
Eaudem quoque libertatem et consuetudiuem quam ceteris ecclesiis terre mee 
concessi et confirmaui eidem ecclesie concedo et confirmo. Volo itaque vt 
quecunque predicta ecclesia in presenti possidet vel in futuro possessura est, 
ita quiete et libere sicut ego prefatas terras possideo, possideat. Salua 
defensione regni et justicia regali si prelatus aliquo impulsu a justicia 
exorbitauerit. Hujus confirmationis testes sunt Comes Henricus, filius 
Regis; [etc.]. 

barons, grant and confirm in perpetual peace to the church of St. Mary of Striveling 
and to the canons living under rule in the same, the things underwritten. These, 
therefore, are what I give to the foresaid church : the land of Cambuskynneth and 
the fishing between the said land and Pollemase and one net in the water ; also the 
land of Colling with the wood and its just marches; also the land of Tulibodevin 
which is between the water of the said land and the land of Lochin ; also forty 
shillings from my rent of Starveling and the cane of one ship and one salt pit, and 
as much land as pertains to one of my salt pits, and the tithe of the farm of my 
lordships of Striveling; and the offerings which shall be made in the foresaid church; 
and the island which is between Pollemase and Tulibodevin, and twenty "cudermis" 
of cheese of my rent of Striveling. I grant and confirm also to the said church the 
same liberty and custom which I have granted and confirmed to other churches of 
my land. I will therefore that whatsoever the foresaid church at present possesses, 
or shall in the future possess, it may possess as quietly and freely as I possess 
the foresaid lands. Saving the defence of the kingdom and royal justice, if the 
judge by any impulse swerve from justice. The witnesses of this confirmation are 
Earl Henry, son of the King; [etc.]. 



CHARTERS RELATING TO | L188-99. 



CHARTER by King William the Lion granting' to the Bishop of Glasgow a 
toft in the Burgh of Stirling. Stirling, circa 118S-99. 

WlLLELMUS, Dei gracia. Rex Scottorum: Omnibus probis hominibus tocius 
terre sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Seiant presentes et fnturi me dedisse et 
concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Deo et Sancto Kentigerno et Jocelino, 
episcopo Glasguensi, omnibusque eius successoribus vnum plenarium toftum 
in burgo meo de Striuelin. Tenendum in liberam et quietam et perpetuam 
elemosinam, ita libere, quiete, plenarie et honorifice sicut aliquis episcopus in 
toto regno meo aliquod toftum in aliquo burgorum meorum, liberius, quietius, 
plenarius et honorificentius, tenet et possidet. Testibus: Comite Dauid, fratre 
meo ; [etc.]. 

William, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye, present and to come, that I have given and 
granted and by this my charter have confirmed to God and St. Kentigern and to 
Joceline, bishop of Glasgow, and to all his successors, one full toft in my burgh of 
Strivelin. To be held in free and quiet and perpetual alms; as freely, quietly, fully 
and honorably, as any bishop in my whole kingdom holds and possesses any toft in 
any of my burghs most freely, quietly, fully and honorably. Witnesses : Earl 
David, my brother; [etc.] 

VII 

CHARTER by King Alexander the Second granting to his Burgesses of 
Stirling a Weekly Market, a Merchant Guild, and other Privileges. 
Kyncardin, 18th August, 122G. 

Alexander, Dei gratia, Rex Scottorum: Episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, 
baronibus, iusticiariis, vicecomitibus, prepositis, ministris et omnibus probis 
hominibus tocius terre sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Seiant presentes et 

ALEXAKDEB, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To bishops, abbots, earls, barons, 
justiciars, sheriffs, provosts, officers, and all good men of his whole land, clerics and 
laics, greeting. Be it known to those present and to come that we have granted and 



1226.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 7 

futuri nos concessisse et carta nostra confirmasse burgensibus nostris <le 
Striuelyn diem fori in burgo nostro de Striuelyn, scilicet diem Sabbati in 
qualibet ebdomoda ; nostramque firm am pacem iuste dedisse omnibus qui 
ad forum illud venient; et prohibemus firmiter ne quis illis qui ad predictum 
forum nostrum venient in veniendo vel in redeundo iniuriam vel molestiam 
aut grauamen aliquod iniuste inferat, super nostram plenariam forisfacturam. 
Prohibemus etiam firmiter ne quis mercator extraneus infra vicecomitatum 
de Striuelyn extra burgum nostrum de Striuelyn aliquid emat vel vendat 
super nostram defensionem, sed extranei mercatores deferant mercaturas suas 
ad burgum nostrum de Striuelyn et ibi eas vendant etdenarios suos implicent. 
Siquis vero mercator extraneus super banc defensionem nostram inuentus 
fuerit in vicecomitatu de Striuelyn aliquid emens vel vendens capiatur et 
detineatur donee voluntatem nostram de eo precepimus. Prohibemus etiam 
firmiter ne quis mercator extraneus secet pannum suum ad vendendum in 
burgo nostro de Striuelyn nisi a die ascensionis Domini vsque ad vincula 
Sancti Petri, infra quos terminos volumus vt ipsi paunos suos secent ad 
vendendum in foro de Striuelyn et ibi vendant et emant pannum et alias 
mercaturas communiter cum burgensibus nostris sicut dominici 



by our charter confirmed to our burgesses of Strivelyn a market day in our burgh of 
Strivelyn, that is to say Saturday in every week ; and we have rightly given 
our firm peace to all who may come to that market ; and we strictly forbid any one 
wrongously to cause injury or molestation or any trouble to those who shall attend 
our foresaid market, in coming or returning, upon our full forfeiture. We also 
strictly forbid any stranger merchant within the sheriffdom of Strivelyn to buy 
or sell anything outwith our burgh of Strivelyn, on pain of our interdict, but stranger 
merchants shall bring their merchandise to our burgh of Strivelyn and there sell the 
same and interchange their pennies. Also, if any stranger merchant, upon this our 
prohibition, shall be found buying or selling anything in the sheriffdom of Strivelyn 
he shall be apprehended and detained until we have declared our pleasure concerning 
him. We also strictly forbid any stranger merchant to cut his cloth to be sold 
within our burgh of Strivelyn except from the day of the ascension of our Lord till 
the feast of St. Peter ad vincula (Lammas) within Avhich terms we will that they 
cut their cloth to be sold in the market of Strivelyn, and there sell and buy cloth 
and other merchandise in common with our burqesses in the same manner as our 



CHARTERS RELATING TO [1226 

Dostri, saluis rectitudinibus nostris, Precipimus ctiam vt onirics qui manent 
in burgo nostrode Striuelyn, etcum burgensibus nostris, ad forum comunicare 

voluerint, comuniccnt cum illis ad auxilia nostra reddenda cuiuscumque 
homines sint. Prohibemus ctiam nc aliqua taberna habeatur in aliqua villa 
in viceconiitatu de Striuelyn nisi vbi miles sit doniinus ville et in ea manens, 
et ibi non habeatur nisi vna sola taberna. Concedimus etiam eisdem burgen- 
sibus nostris de Striuelyn vt habeant gildam suam mercatorialem, exceptis 
fullonibus ct telariis. Prohibemus ctiam firmiter nc quis manens extra 
burgum nostrum de Striuelyn in viceconiitatu dc Striuelyn faciat pannum 
tiuctum vel tonsum infra vicecomitatum de Striuelyn ncc facere faciat, preter 
burgenses nostros de Striuelyn qui sint de gilda mercatoria et qui communi- 
cant ad auxilia nostra solueuda cum burgensibus nostris de Striuelyn exceptis 
illis qui de hac libertate cartas suas 1 hucusque habuerunt. Quare prohibemus 
firmiter ne quis in viceconiitatu de Striuelyn facere prcsumat pannum, tinc- 
tum vel tonsum super nostram plenariam forisfacturam. Si vero aliquis 
pannus tinctus vel tonsus inucntus fuerit factus super banc defensionem 
nostram precipimus vicecomiti nostro quatenus capiat ipsiim pannum et inde 
faciat secundum quod consuetudo fuit tempore Regis Dauid. Has autem 

proper burgesses, saving our rights. Wo command, also, that all who dwell in 
our burgh of Strivelyn. and who wisli to take part with our burgesses at the market, 
shall take part with them in contributing to our aids, whose men soever they be. 
We forbid also that any tavern shall be kept in any town in the sheriffdom of 
Strivelyn, unless where a knight is lord of the town and dwells therein, and there 
shall not be kept more than one single tavern. We grant also to our said burgesses 
of Strivelyn that they shall have a merchant guild, except the waulkers and 
weavers. We strictly forbid, likewise, that any one dwelling outside our burgh of 
.Strivelyn in the sheriffdom thereof make or cause to bo made cloth dyed or shorn 
within the sheriffdom of Strivelyn other than our burgesses of Strivelyn who are of 
the merchant guild, and who take part in paying our aids with our burgesses of 
Strivelyn, except those who have had their charters with this liberty heretofore. 
Wherefore we strictly forbid any one in the sheriffdom of Strivelyn to presume to 
make cloth dyed or shorn, upon our full forfeiture. And if any cloth dyed or shorn 
shall be found made upon this our prohibition, we command our sheriff to seize 
the said cloth and do thereupon as was the custom in the time of King David. 
1 Sec Foot-note 15, p. IS. 



1226.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 9 

omnes consuetudines et libertates predictas predictis burgensibus nostris de 
Striuelyn coucedimus et hac carta nostra confirmamus. Testibus: Thoma 
de Striuelyn, cancellario; Henrico de Balliolo, camerario ; Waltero Comyn ; 
Henrico de Striuelyn, Alio comitis Dauid ; Willelmo de Burgo, Radulpho de 
Champayngis, Hugo de Cambrun, Willelmo de Lyndesey, Johanne de 
Vallibus, Waltero Byset. Apud Kyncardyn, decimo octauo die Angusti anno 
regni nostri duodecimo. 

And all these customs and liberties foresaid we grant and by this our charter confirm 
to our foresaid burgesses of Strivelyn. Witnesses: Thomas of Strivelyn, chancellor; 
Henry of Balliol, chamberlain ; Walter Comyn ; Henry of Strivelyn, son of Earl 
David; William of Burgh, Radulph of Champayn, Hugh of Cambrun, William of 
Lyndesey, John de Vaux, Walter Byset. At Kyncardyn on the eighteenth day of 
August in the twelfth year of our reign. 

VIII. 

CHARTER by King Alexander the Second granting to bis Burgesses of 
Stirling Freedom from Toll and Custom on their Goods throughout the 
whole Kingdom. Edinburgh, 20th July, 1227. 

Alexander, Dei gratia, Rex Scottorum : Omnibus probis bominibus 
tocius terre sue, salutem. Sciatis quod concessimus burgensibus nostris de 
Striuelyn qui in eodem burgo erunt manentes vt quieti sint inperpetuum 
de tolneio et consuetudine de dominicis catallis suis per totum regnum 
nostrum. Quare firmiter prohibemus ne quis eos contra hanc concessionem 
nostram iniuste vexare presumat exigendo ab eis tolneium vel consuetudinem 
de dominicis catallis suis. Testibus: Magistro Matheo, cancellario; Johanne 
comite de Huntyngtoun ; Henrico de Balliolo, camerario ; Henrico de 

Alexander, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To all good men of his whole land, 
greeting. Know ye that we have granted to our burgesses of Strivelyn who are 
dwelling in the said burgh, that they may be for ever quit of toll and custom of 
their proper goods throughout our whole kingdom. Wherefore we firmly 
forbid that any one, contrary this our grant, presume unjustly to trouble them in 
exacting from them toll or custom of their proper goods. Witnesses: Master 
Matthew, chancellor; John, Earl of Huntyngtoun; Henry of Balliol, chamberlain; 



10 CH \i: TE EtS RELATING TO [1227. 

Striuelyn, tili.i comitis Dauid; Petro de Valoniis; Waltero Comyn Alexandre) 
de Striuelyn; Reginaldo de Crauford, vicecomite de Arc Apud Edinburgh, 
vicesimo die Julij, anno rogni nostri terciodecimo. 

Henry of Strivclyn, son of Earl David; Peter de Valine, Walter Comyn, Alexander 
of Strivelyn, Reginald of Crauford, sheriff of Are. At Edinburgh, on the twentieth 
day of July, in the thirteenth year of our reign. 

IX. 

CHARTER by King Alexander the Third to the Church of St. Mary of 
Stirling (Abbey of Cambuskeuueth) of twenty merks from the ferm of 
his burgh of Stirling. Stirling, 30th April, 1265. 

Alexander, Dei gracia, Rex Scotorum: Omnibus probis hominibus totius 
terre sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciant presentes et futuri nos dedisse et 
concassisse et hac carta nostra confirmasse Deo et beate Marie de Striueling 
et canonicis ibidem Deoseruientibus etimperpetuum seruituris, in excambium 
molendini nostri de Clacmannan, viginti marcas singulis annis percipiendas 
de firma burgi nostri de Striueling, scilicet, medietatem ad Penthecosten et 
aliam medietatem ad festum Sancti Martini. Quare volumus vt predicti 
canonici predictas viginti marcas ad predictos terminos habeant et teneant de 
firma predicti burgi nostri de Striueling, in liberam, puram et perpetuam 
elemosinam, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie et honorifice, sicut aliqua elemosina 
in tota terra nostra, liberius et quietius, plenius et honorificentius tenetur et 

ALEXANDER, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Be it known to all men, present and to come, that we 
have given and granted and by this our charter confirmed to God and St. Mary of 
Striveling and the canons there serving God, and to serve for ever, in excambion of 
our mill of Clacmannan, twenty merks every year payable from the ferme of 
our burgh of Striveling, namely, one half at Whitsunday and the other half at 
the feast of St. Martin. Wherefore we will that at the foresaid terms the fore- 
said canons have and hold the foresaid twenty merks, of the ferme of our foresaid 
burgh of Striveling, in free, pure, and perpetual alms, as freely and quietly, fully and 
honorably as any alms in our whole land is most freely and quietly, fully and honor- 



1265.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. II 

possidetur. Prohibemus eciam firmiter ne prepositi nostri de Striueling 
predictis canonicis sepedictas viginti marcas vltra terminos eis statutes detin- 
eant super nostram plenariam forisfacturam. Volumus eciam vt dicti canonici, 
preter dictas viginti marcas, percipiant de firma eiusdem burgi nostri du 
Striueling tres marcas annuas quas percipere consuerunt ex dono antecessorum 
nostrorum. Testibus: Magistro Matheo, cancellario, Henrico de Bailliolo, 
Johanne de Makkiswell, Barnardo Fraser, Waltero Cumyn, Dauid Marschell, 
Johanne de Haya, Waltero Bysset, Alexandro de Striueling. Apud Striueling 
vltimo die Aprilis, anno regni domini regis sexdecimo. 

ably, held and possessed. We also strictly forbid our provosts of Stirling to withhold 
the foresaid twenty merks from the foresaid canons beyond the terms appointed to 
them, upon our full forfeiture. We will also that, besides the said twenty merks, 
the said canons shall uplift from the ferme of our said burgh of Striueling the three 
merks yearly which they were wont to uplift by gift of our predecessors. Witnesses: 
Master Matthew, chancellor; Henry of Bailliol, John of Makkiswell, Barnard Fraser, 
Walter Cumyn, David Marschell, John of Hay, Walter Bysett, Alexander of 
Striveling. At Striveling, on the last day of April, in the sixteenth year of the reign 
of our Lord the King. 



CHARTER by the Abbot and Convent of Arbroath to Richard Cristinson of 
all their lands in the Burgh of Stirling. A.D. 1299. 

Notum SIT omnibus fidelibus presens scriptum visuris vel audituris, quod nos, 
frater Nycholaus, permissione diuina abbas de Aberbrothoc, et eiusdem loci con- 
uentus,de expresso consensu tocius capituli nostri, damus concedimus et presenti 
carta nostra confirmamus Ricardo, filio Cristini, filij Lochlani, et heredibus 
suis, omnes terras nostras quas habemus in burgo de Strewelin, iacentes 

Be it known to all the faithful who may see or hear the present writing, that we, 
brother Nycholas, by divine permission abbot of Aberbrothoc, and the convent of the 
same place, with the express consent of the whole of our chapter, give, grant, and by 
our present charter confirm to Richard, son of Cristine, son of Lachlan, and his heirs, 
all our lands which we have in the burgh of Strivelin, lying between the land of 



L2 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1299. 

inter terrain religiosorum virornni abbatis et connontus de Culros ex parte 
austral], ex parte vna, et berram Sancte Marie de Strevelin quam idem Ricardus 
tenet ad lirinam ex parte boreali, ex parte altera, quas Johannes de Drilaw 
de nobis inre tenuit hereditario et quas Willelmus, filius et heres eiusdem 
quondam Johannis, pro det'ectu seruicij nobis inde debiti per fustum et 
baculum, in pleno capitulo nostro apud Aberbrotboc, sursum reddidit ac 
pro se et heredibus suis resiguauit inperpetuum. Tenendas et habendas dicto 
Ricardo et heredibus suis in liberum burgagium, de nobis et successoribus 
nostris, cum omnibus commoditatibus, aisiamentis et iustis pertinency's suis, 
salua nobis iusticia regalitatis et alijs placitis nostris in dictis terris cum 
voluerimus tenendis. Reddendo inde, nobis et successoribus nostris dictus 
Ricardus et heredes sui, quatuor solidos et sex denarios argenti ad duos 
anni terminos, medietatem videlicet ad festum Penthecostes et aliam 
medietatem ad festum Sancti Martini, in hyeme; et inueniendo abbati 
de Aberbrothoc qui pro tempore fuerit et eius monachis et conuersis 
et clericis, balliuis et attornatis eorundem, venientibus pro negocijs et causis 
monasterij, quociens adueneriut, singulis secundum statum suum, cumfamilia 
sua, honestum hospicium ; aulam in qua honeste poterunt comedere, cum 

religious men, the abbot and convent of Culros, on the south side, on the one part, 
and the land of Saint Marie of Strevelin which the said Robert holds in farm, on 
the north side, on the other part, which John of Drilaw held of us by heritable 
right, and which William, son and heir of the said deceased John, for default of 
service due to us therefrom, in our full chapter held at Aberbrothoc gave up, and for 
him and his heirs resigned for ever. To hold and to have to the said Richard and 
his heirs in free burgage of us and our successors, with all commodities, easements and 
their just pertinents, reserving to us the right of holding courts of regality and our 
other pleas in the said lands when we will. Paying therefor, the said Richard and 
his heirs, to us and our successors, four shillings and sixpence of silver at two terms in 
the year, namely, one half at Whitsunday and the other half at Martinmas, in winter; 
and providing honest lodging for the abbot of Aberbrothoc, who shall be for the time, 
and for his monks, lay brethren and clerks, their bailies and attornies, coming for the 
business and causes of the monastery, as often as they shall arrive, each according 
to his station, with their attendants; a hall in which they may becomingly eat, with 
tables and trestles and other furniture, a spence with a buttery, a chamber or 



1299.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 13 

mensis et trestulis et alijs apparatibus, spensam cum butellario, cameram seu 
cameras vbi houeste recubare poterunt, coquinam honestam ct stabulum pro 
equis ad numerum triginta equorum et infra. Iuuenient eciam in aduentibus 
predictis personis sufficienter focale, tarn in aula et in camera quam in 
coquina, albas candelas de sepo que wlgariter nuncupantur candele de Peris, 
lecterium stramentum in aula et camera et sal pro mensis. Sed si abbas vel 
monachi sui, clerici aut attornati sui predicti, vltra tres noctes continue 
hospitati fuerint, dictus Ricardus aut heredes sui non tenebuntur pro ilia vice 
ad focale ct albas candelas, sed omnia alia onera subibunt pro mora personarum 
predictarum et eorum familia. Preterea, cum nuncij vel cursores abbatis 
interuenerint ad hospitandum sine contradictione admittentur, ad sumptus 
tamen pro cibarijs suis idem Ricardus et heredes sui non tenebuntur. Volumus 
etiam quod dictus Ricardus et heredes sui leuent firmam nobis debitam de 
duabus peciis terre quas Thomas Sanser et Willelmus de Kyrcaudi, clericus, 
tenent infra terras nostras predictas, vna cum proparte seruicij nobis debiti 
de eisdem racione hostilagij, ct nobis de ipsa firma et hostilagio respondeant 
sicut defirmis et hostilagijs nobis debitis pro alijs terris nostris quas de nobis 
tenent vt supradictum est. Dictus vero Ricardus seu heredes sui nullo modo 

chambers where they may comfortably sleep, a decent kitcben, and a stable for 
their horses to the number of thirty horses and under. They shall provide also on 
the coming of the foresaid persons sufficient fuel, as well in the hall and chamber 
as in the kitchen, white candles of tallow, which are commonly called candles of 
Paris, bedding and straw in the hall and chamber, and salt for the table. But if the 
abbot or his monks, his clerks or attorneys foresaid, shall continue in the lodging 
beyond three nights, the said Richard or his heirs shall not be held liable in that 
case for fuel and white candles, but they shall undertake all other charges during 
the stay of the foresaid persons and their attendants. Moreover, when the 
messengers or runners of the abbot shall come to the lodging they shall be admitted 
without gainsaying, but the said Richard and his heirs shall not be liable for the 
cost of their food. We will also that the said Richard and his heirs uplift the maill 
owing to us for two pieces of land which Thomas Sanser and William of Kyrcaudi, 
clerk, hold within our foresaid lands, together with a proportion of the service 
owing to us from the same, on account of the hostilage, and they shall account to us 
for the said maill and hostilage as for the maills and hostilages owing to us for our 



11 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1297. 

terras et hostilagia predicts, vendent, impignorabunt sou alienabunt vel ad 
firmam dimitteut, alicui persone, nisi de consensu predictorum abbatis et con- 
ueutus qui pro tempore fueriut. In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte 
commune sigillum capituli nostri concorditer fecimus apponi. Teste eodem 
capitnlo. 

other lands which they hold of us as is aforesaid. Also the said Richard or his 
heirs shall in no wise sell, irnpledge, or alienate or let to any person the foresaid 
lands and hostilages, except with the consent of the foresaid abbot and convent who 
shall bo for the time. In witness whereof we have with one consent caused the 
common seal of our chapter to be affixed to this present charter. Witness the same 
chapter. 

XI. 

CHARTER by King Robert the First confirming to the Burgesses of Stirling 
the right of Pasturage for their Horses in the Forests between the Waters 
of Forth and Carron, and of Digging Peats in the Peat Moss of Skewok. 
Stirling, 4th April, 1317. 

Sciatis quod quarto die Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo tricentesimo [decimoj 
septimo, coram consilio nostro apud Striveling, per bonam et fidelem et 
assisam fidedignorum .... compertum et declaratum est quod bur- 
genses nostri de Striveling, habere solebant tempore predecessorum nostrorum, 
regum Scocie, et de jure et consuetudine habere debent [communem pastu- 
ram equorum] . . . bosco in forestis nostris inter aquas de Forth et 
Carrone ; solvendo pro quolibet equo per singulas septimanas forestariis 
nostris ibidem qui pro tempore fuerint . . . Et quod iidem burgenses 

Be it known that on the fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
three hundred and seventeen, in presence of our council at Striveling, it is found 
and declared by a good and faithful assize of trustworthy men that our burgesses 
of Striveling, in the time of our predecessors, kings of Scotland, were wont to have, 
and by law and custom ought to have, a common pasturage for their horses in the 
. . . wood in our forests between the waters of Forth and Carron ; paying to 
our foresters who shall be there for the time . every week for each horse. 



1317. J THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 15 

nostri fuerunt temporibus predictis in plena possessione fbcliendi petas in 

petaria de Skewok ; solvendo pro qualibet wauga annum unum 

denarium tantum. Quare, volumus et concedimus burgensibus nostris, et hac 
presenti carta confirmamus eisdem ut ipsi et eorum successores ... in 
omnibus habeant, teneant et possideant, imperpetuum; vnde mandamus et 
firmiter percipimus vicecomiti nostro de Strivelin, et ballivis suis qui pro 
tempore fuerint, predictos burgenses . . . . et eorum successores in 
eadem libertate in omnibus custodian t manuteneant et defendant . . . 

And that our said burgesses have been in the times foresaid in the full enjoyment 
of digging peats in the peat moss of Skewok, paying for each . . . one penny 
yearly only. Wherefore, we will and grant to our burgesses, and by this present 
charter for ever confirm to them that they and their successors may have, hold and 
possess, [the said common pasturage and right of digging peats] in all . . 
wherefore we command and firmly charge our sheriff of Striveling, and his bailies 
who shall be for the time, to keep, maintain, and defend our foresaid burgesses 
and their successors in the said liberty in all things. 

XII. 

ACCOUNTS of the Burgh of Stirling, audited in Exchequer. Dumbarton, 
25th January, 1327-8. 

(1). Account of the Magistrates. 
Compotum Mauricii Hunter et Fynlai Sutoris, prepositorum burgi de 
Striuelyn, redditum apud Dunbretan xxv° die Januarii, anno gracie supra- 
dicto, de firmis dicti burgi de duobus terminis huius compoti. Iidem onerant 
se de xxxvj li., receptis per firmas dicti burgi de anno huius compoti. De 
quibus, pro superexpensis suis factis in compoto suo precedenti xl s. j d. et ob. 

Account of Maurice Hunter and Fynlay Sutor, bailies of the burgh of Strivelyn, 
given up at Dunbretan on the twenty-fifth day of January, in the year of grace [one 
thousand three hundred and twenty-seven], of the ferines of the said burgh for the 
two terms of this account. They charge themselves with £36 received on account 
of the fermes of the said burgh for the year of their account. Whereof, for their 
superexpenses made in their preceding account 40s. Id. halfpenny. And in duties 



16 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1327-8. 

Et in feodis abbatum de Cambuskyneth ct Duufermelyn, liospitalis de 
Striuelyn ct liospitalis dc Torphichin, per tempus compoti, xxiij li. v s. iiij d. 
El Fratribus Predicatoribus de Striuelyn, ex elemosina regis annua, x li. Et 
pro constructione cuiusdam domus pro coquina ad opus regis, liij s. iiij d. Et 
in diuersis cariagiia per tempus compoti, xxvj s. et viij d. Summa huiua 
expense, xxxix li. v s. v d. et ob. Et sic superexpendunt lxv s. v d. et ob. 
I idem petunl allocacionem de xl s. pro multura dc Cragorth subtracta dc 
molendino de Striuelyn, que est in maim Reginaldi More, super quo con- 
sulatuT rex, qui sibi postmodum allocantur. Et sic superexpendunt cv s. v d. 
et ob. De quibus, sibi»soluuntur per allocacionem sibi factam in compoto 
custumariorum dc Striuelin, de alia parte rotuli, Is. et v d. Et sic super- 
expendunt de claro lv s. et ob. 

to the abbot of Cambuskyneth and Dunf'ermelyn, the hospital of Strivelyn and the 
hospital of Torphichen, during the time of the account, £23 5s. 4d. And to the 
Friars Preachers of Strivelyn of the yearly alms of the king, £10. And for the 
building of a certain house for a kitchen for the use of the king, 53s. 4d. And in 
sundry carriages during the time of the account, 26s. 8d. Sum of this outlay, 
£39 5s. 5d. and a halfpenny. And thus they superexpended 65s. 5d. and a half- 
penny. They ask also allowance of 40s. for the multures of Cragorth abstracted 
from the mill of Stirling, which is in the hand of Reginald More, on which let the 
king be consulted, which is afterwards allowed to them. And thus they super- 
expended 105s. 5d. and a halfpenny. Whereof, paid to them by allowance made 
to them in the account of the custumars of Strivelin on the other side of the roll 
50s. and 5d. And thus obviously they superexpended 55s. and a halfpenny. 

(2). Account of the Custumars. 
Compotum custumariorum burgi de Striuelyn, redditum apud Dunbretan 
xxv° die Januarii, anno gracie supradicto, de receptis ct expensis dicte custume 
[i.e., none custume], ab vltimo die Februarii anno gracie xxvi vsque in diem 
presentis compoti. lidem onerant se de lj s. et viij d. receptis per custumam 

ACCOUNT of the custumars of the burgh of Strivelyn, given up at Dunbretan on the 
twenty-fifth day of January, in the year of grace above mentioned, of the receipts 
and outlays of the said custom [i.e., new custom], from the last day of February, in 
the year of grace [1326] till the day of the present account. They charge them- 



1327-8.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 17 

sex saccorum et quinque petrarum lane, et nouem dacrarum coriorum, per 
tempus compoti. De quibus, in seruicio collectorum, xv d. Et debent 1 s. v d. 
qui assign an tur prepositis burgi de Striuelyn et alia parte rotuli, in partem 
superexpensarum suarum. Et sic equc hie. 

selves with 51s. 8d. received for the custom of six sacks and five stones of wool 
and nine dacres of hides during the time of the account. Whereof, for service of 
the collectors, 15d. And* they owe 50s. and 5d., which arc assigned to the bailies 
of the burgh of Strivelyn on the other side of the roll in part of their superexpenses. 
And thus this is equal. 

XIII. 
CHARTER by David the Second confirming the Charter by Alexander the 

Second of a Weekly Market, etc. [No. VII. hereof]. Scone, 26th 

October, 13G0. 1 
DAUID, Dei gracia, Rex Scottorum: Omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis nos quamdam cartam, recolende memorie, 
domini 2 Alexandri, Dei gracia Regis Scotie, predecessoris nostri burgensibus 
burgi nostri de Striuelyn confectam, 2 non cancellatam, nee 3 abolitam, aut 4 in 
aliqua sui parte vitiatam, veraciter inspexisse, in hec verba: — Alexander, [etc., 
ut supra, No. vii., p. 6]. Quas quidem consuetudines et libertates, omnes et 
singulas, nos predictis burgensibus nostris de Striuelyn et suis successoribus, in 
omnibus et per omnia prout superius est contentum, ratificamus, approbamus, et 
hac presenti carta nostra confirmamus ; volumusque et firmiter precipimus pro 
nobis et nostris heredibus quod premissa omnia et singula premissorum 5 perpetui 
David, by the grace of God, King of Scots : To all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that we have truly inspected a certain charter 
of the lord Alexander, by the grace of God, King of Scotland, our predecessor, of good 
memory, not cancelled, not abolished, nor vitiated in any part, in these words : — 
Alexander, [etc., as above, No. vii., p. G.]. Which customs and privileges, all 
and sundry, we ratify, approve, and by this our present charter confirm to our fore- 
said burgesses of Strivelyn and their successors in and by all things as is above 
contained; and we, for us and our heirs, will and strictly command that all and 
1 Another charter to the same effect lowing: — - "domini" and from " pre- 
is dated at Scone, 27th October, same decessores " to " confectam " omitted ; 
year. The only variations are the fol- :f "non;" 4 "nee;" 5 "corundum;" 



i II \KTKi;- RELATING TO 



[1360. 



roboria optineant firmitatem. Ln cuius rei testimonium presenti carte confir- 
macionis 1 ' nostre sigillum nostrum precepimus apponi. Tcstibus: Vencrabilibus 
in Christo patribus, Willelmo 7 episcopo Sancti Andree et Patricio 8 episcopo 
Brechinensis, cancellario nostra; Jdbanne abbate de Dunfermelyn; 8 Roberto, 
senescallo nostvo Scotic, comite de Strathern, nepote nostra; 10 Willelmo comite 
de Douglas; 11 Willelmo de BLeth, mariscallo nostra Scotic; Willelmo de 
Leuyngston, Roberto de Erskyn 12 et Johannede Datiyelston, militibus. Apud 
Scon, in parliamento nostra tento ibidem, 13 vicesimo sexto die 14 Octobris anno 
regni nostri tricesimo primo. 

sundry the promises remain valid and of perpetual force. In testimony whereof we 
have commanded our seal to be appended to our present charter of confirmation. 
Witnesses: The venerable fathers in Christ, William, bishop of St. Andrews; and 
Patrick, bishop of Brechin, our chancellor; John, abbot of Dunfermelyn; Robert, 
our steward of Scotland, earl of Strathern, our nephew; William, earl of Douglas; 
William of Kcth, our inarischal of Scotland; William of Levyngston, Robert of 
Erskyn, and John of Danyelston, knights. At Scon, in our parliament held there 
on the twenty-sixth day of October, in the thirty-first year of our reign. 



XIV. 



CHARTER, by King David the Second confirming to the Burgesses of the 
Burgh of Stirling the Charter by Alexander the Secoud of Freedom from 
Tolls and Customs [No. VIII. hereof]. Scone, 27th October, I860. 1 

Dauid, Dei gracia, Rex Scottorum: Omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre 

David, by the grace of God, King of Scots : To all good men of his whole 

G " confirmacionis " omitted; 7 "Dei gracia" " "vicesimo septimo die mensis." 15 In the 

inserted here; 8 "eadem gracia" iuserted here ; confirmed charter the words "cartas suas" are 

»thia name omitted; 10 " Thoma comite de substituted in the confirmation dated 27th 

Man-" inserted here; n " consanguineia nos- October for the words "cartam suam" in the 

tris" inserted here; " "Hugo de Eglynton " one dated 26th October. [Antea, No. vii., 

inserted here; 13 "in parliamento" omitted; p. 8, line 13.] 

1 Another charter to the same effect is dated at Scone, 26th October, same year. The only 



1360.J THE BURGH OF STIRLING. L9 

sue, 2 salutem. Sciatis nos quamdam cartam, recolende memorie, domini 3 
Alexandri-, Dei gracia, Regis Scotie, predecessoris nostri, non cancellatam, non 
abolitam, nee in aliqua parte sui 4 vitiatam, veracitcr inspcxissc, in hec verba: — 
ALEXANDER, [etc., ut supra, No. viii., p. 9.] Quamquidem libertatem, per 
omnia et in omnibus, 5 prout superius est expressum, 6 nos pro nobis et nostris 
heredibus, 7 burgensibus dicti burgi nostri de Striuelyn et eorum successoribus, 
ratificamus, approbamus et per presentem cartam nostram 8 confirmamus. In 
cuius rei testimonium presenti carte confirmationis nostre sigillum nostrum 
precepimus apponi. Hiis 9 testibus: Vencrabilibus in Christo patribus, Will- 
elmo episcopo Sancti Andrce et Patricio episcopo Brechinensis, cancellario 
nostro; Roberto, senescallo nostro Scotie, comite de Strathcrn, nopote nostro; 
Thoma comite de Marr, Willelmo comite de Douglas, consanguineis nostris; 10 
Willelmo de Leuyngston, Roberto- de Erskyn et Johanne de Danyelston, 11 
militibus. Apud Sconam, in parliamento nostro tento ibidem, 12 vicesimo 
septimo die Octobris anno regni nostri tricesimo primo. 

land, greeting. Know ye that we have truly inspected a charter of the lord 
Alexander, by the grace of God, King of Scotland, our predecessor, of good memory, 
not cancelled, not abolished, nor in any part vitiated, in these words: — -Alexander 
[etc., as above, No. viii., p. 9.] Which liberty, by all and in all, so far as is 
above expressed, we for us and our heirs ratify, approve, and by our present charter 
confirm to the burgesses of our said burgh of Strivelyn. In testimony whereof we 
have commanded that our seal be appended to our present charter of confirmation. 
Witnesses: The venerable fathers in Christ, William, bishop of St. Andrews, and 
Patrick, bishop of Brechin, our chancellor; Robert, our steward of Scotland, earl of 
Strathearn, our nephew; Thomas earl of Marr, William earl of Douglas, our cousins; 
William of Levyngstone, Robert of Erskyn, and John of Danyelston, knights. At 
Scone, in our parliament held there, on the twenty-seventh day of October in the 
thirty-first year of our reign. 

variations are the following: — - " clerieis et perpetiuun '' inserted here; 9 "Hiis "omitted ; 

laieis " inserted here; 3 "domini" omitted; 1 " "consanguineis nostris "omitted; "this name 

4 " sui parte;'' 5 "in omnibus et per omnia;" omitted and '-lingo de Eglynton " inserted ; 

'' "contentum ;" r "heredibus nostris ; " K "in- ls '-inparliaineiitouostrotentoibidem''omitted. 



20 CHARTERS RELATING TO [13GG. 

XV. 

PRECEPT by King David the Second to the Sheriffs and Bailies of Stirling 
as to damage caused by certain burgesses of Stirling to the cruives and 
fishings of the abbot and convent of (Jambuskenncth. Scone, 27th July, 
13GG. 

Dauid, Dei gracia, Rex Scotorum: Vicocomitibus et balliuis suis de Striuc- 
ling, salutem. Quia per decretum consilij nostri in pleno parliaments nostra, 
tento apud Sconani vicesimo septimo die inensis Julij, compertum fuit ct 
determinatum quod burgenses de Striueling, videlicet, Hugo Vrry et com- 
plices 1 sui, cum armis, violenter et iniuste inuaserunt et fregerunt crouas et 
piscarias religiosorum virorum, abbatis et conuentus monastery de Cambus- 
kynneth, in nostre regie maiestatis offensam et dampnum dicti monastery non 
modicum etgrauamen, vobis firm iter precipimus et mandamus quatenus dictos 
burgenses ex parte nostra moneatis et districte coinpellatis quod, infra quadra- 
ginta dies a data presentium numerando, predictas crouas et 



David, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To the sheriffs and their bailies of 
Striveling, greeting. Whereas by decreet of our council in our full parliament held 
at Scone on the twenty-seventh day of the month of July, it was found and deter- 
mined that burgesses of Striveling, namely, Hugh Urry and his accomplices, with 
arms, violently and unlawfully assailed and broke the cruives and fishings of religious 
men, the abbot and convent of the monastery of Cambuskynneth, to the offence of 
our royal majesty and no little loss and damage of the said monastery, we strictly 
command and charge you that on our part ye warn and strictly compel the said 
burgesses within forty days counting from the date of these presents to re-erect and 

'The following arc given as the names of the ThomasofBrigerakisJ'atrickMerchantjRobert 

burgesses who attacked the cruives and fish- the executioner, Thomas the brazier; also, the 

ings: — Hugh Vrry, Robert Baa, Richard Tector, iishers, viz., John, sou of Hugh; John of Cal- 

Adam Sissor, Robert Foster, William Ker, lenter; John, son of Michael; John Temiand 

William Vemys, John of Erskin, Roger Mer- and Philip his son ; Mure of Corntone and 

chant and Henry Merchant, his brother; Gilbert William his brother ; John, son of Heruot; and 

Faber, Thomas Potator, John Gollanc, John many others. (Register of Cambuskenneth, 

Skinner, Thomas of Ireland, Robert Harrow, No. 55, p. 7C, and Supplement to Acts of Par- 

John Brnme, Adam Gamilaone, John Witste, liaments of Scotland, p. 14) 



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10BERII. TO THE BURGH OF STIRLING, dated 13th July 1386. 
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1366.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 21 

re-edificent et coustruant competenter prout antea fuerant, et quod plene 
satisfaciant de dampnis expensis et iacturis que et quas dicti religiosi ex 
huiusmodi maleficijs sustinuerunt, secundum decretum consilij nostri et 
ordinationem, super nostram pleuariam forisfacturam. Et hoc nullo modo 
omittatis nee omittant sicut nostram indignationem volueritis et voluerint 
euitare. In cuius rei testimonium presentibus sigillum nostrum penes 
predictos religiosos mansuris et vobis ostendendis precepimus apponj. Apud 
Sconam, vicesimo septimo die Julij anno regni nostri trigesimo septimo. 

competently construct the foresaid cruives and fishings as they were previously, and 
fully make satisfaction for the damages, expenses, and losses which the said religious 
men have suffered by such mischiefs, in terms of the decreet and ordinance of our 
council, on pain of our full forfeiture. And this ye and they in no way omit as ye 
and they will avoid our displeasure. In witness whereof we have commanded our 
seal to be affixed to these presents to remain with the foresaid religious men and to 
be shown to you. At Scone, on the twenty-seventh day of July in the thirty-seventh 
year of our reign. 

XVI. 

CHARTER by King Robert the Second granting the Burgh of Stirling to 
the Burgesses thereof, with the Fishings in the Water of Forth and the 
Small Customs and others pertaining to the Burgh. Methven, 13th 
July, 1386. 

Robertus, Dei gratia, Rex Scottorum : Omnibus hominibus tocius terre 
sue, clericis et laycis, salutem. Sciatis quod assedauimus et ad firmam 
dimisimus dilectis burgensibus nostris communitati burgi nostri de Striuelyne 
eorum Burgum de Striuelyne; cum piscariis nostris aque de Forth ad eundem 
pertinentibus; cum firma burgi, parua custuma, et ceteris pertinentibus ad 

Robert, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To all men of his whole land, clerics 
and laics, greeting. Know ye that we have set and in ferme let to our beloved 
burgesses, the community of our burgh of Strivelyne, their burgh of Strivelyne; 
with our fishings of the water of Forth pertaining to the same; with the ferme of 
the burgh, small custom, and others pertaining to the same. To hold and to have 



22 CHARTERS RELATING h > [1386. 

eundem. Tenendum et habendum eisdem burgonsibus nostris et eorum 
iribus, tie nobis et heredibus nostris, predictum burgum ad firmam, 
cum piscariis predictis, firma burgi, parua custuma, cum curiis ct coram 
exitibus, et cum omnibus et singulis commoditatibus, libertatibus, aysiamentis 
et iustis pertinenciis ad dictum burgum pertinentibus sen iuste pertinere 
valentibus in futurum, in fcodo ct hereditate inperpetuum, adeo libere et 
quiete sicut aliqui burgenses nostri infra regnum nostrum eorum burgum ad 
firmam possident in fcodo ct hereditate ex assedacionc Regis eis facta. 
Reddendo nobis ct hcrcdibus nostris, dicti burgenses nostri ct eorum success- 
ores, sexdecim libras sterlingorum, ad duos anni terminos consuetos,Pentecostes, 
videlicet, et Sancti Martini in yeme, per equales portiones. In cuius rei 
testimonium presente carte nostre nostrum precepimus appoui sigillum. 
Testibus: Reuerendissimo in Christo patre Waltero, Dei gratia, sedis apostolice 
cardinali; venerabile patre Johannc episcopo Duukeldensis, cancellarionostro; 
Johanne primogenito nostro de Carrick, senescallo Scotie; Roberto de Fyf et 
de Meneteth, Jacobo de Douglas, filiis nostris dilcctis, comitibus; Archi- 
baldo de Douglas et Thoma de Erskyne, consanguineis nostris, militibus. 
Apud Methfen, tertio decimo die Julij anno regni nostri sexto decimo. 



to our said burgesses and their successors, of US and our heirs, the foresaid burgh in 
ferme, with the foresaid fishings, the ferine of the burgh, small custom, with the 
courts and their issues, and with all and sundry commodities, liberties, easements, 
and just pertinents belonging or that may justly belong to the said burgh in future, in 
fee and heritage for ever, as freely and quietly as any others our burgesses within 
our kingdom possess their burgh in ferine, granted to them in fee and heritage by 
the gift of the King. Paying, our said burgesses and their successors, to us and our 
heirs, sixteen pounds sterling, at the two usual terms in the year, to wit Whitsunday 
and Martinmas in winter, by equal portions. In witness whereof we have ordered 
our seal to be appended to our present charter. Witnesses: The most reverend father 
in Christ, Walter by the grace of Cod cardinal of the apostolic see; the venerable 
father John bishop of Dunkeld our chancellor; John earl of Carrick, our eldest son, 
steward of Scotland; Robert earl of Fife and of Meneteth, James earl of Douglas, 
our beloved sons; Archibald of Douglas and Thomas of Erksinc, our cousins, knights. 
At Methfen, on the thirteenth day of July in the sixteenth year of our reign. 



1388-0.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 23 

XVII. 

CHARTER by King Robert the Second confirming- the Gifts which King- 
David the Second and others made to the Altar of St. Laurence in the 
Parish Church of Stirling. Stirling, 28th February, 1388-9. 

RoBERTUS, Dei gratia, Rex Scottorum: Omnibus probis hominibus tociusterre 
sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis quod ratificauimus, approbauimus et 
confirmauimus illas donacionem et concessionem, bone memorie, c[uas dominus 
Rex Dauid, avunculus et predicessor noster, pro salute animc sue, predices- 
sorum et successorum suorum, Regum Scotie, fecit et concessit in honorem 
indiuidue Trinitatis, Beate Marie et omnium sanctorum, altari Sancti 
Laurencij in ecclesia parochiali de Striuelyne, et vni capellano ibidem diuina 
celebranti, de passagio batelle aequo de Forth iuxta Striuelyne, vna cum crofta 
ciusdem passagii; cum omnibus annuis redditibus per Johannem de Burgo, 
militem bachelarium nostrum, eidem altari collatis, videlicet, de vndecim solidis 
sterlingorum perci])iendis annuatim de tertij [tribus] particatis terre iacentibus 
in burgo de Striuelyne in baronia senescalli Scocie, inter terrain Johannis 
Michael ex parte occidentali ex parte vna et terram Johannis Gourlay ex 
parte orientali ex parte altera, et do octo solidis sterlingorum percipiendis 
annuatim de quatuor particatis terre illius tcnementi quondam ipsius Johannis 

Robert, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that Ave have ratified, approved and confirmed 
the donation and grant which the lord King David, of good memory, our uncle and 
predecessor, for the weal of his soul, the souls of his predecessors and successors, 
Kings of Scotland, made and granted in honour of the undivided Trinity, of Saint 
Mary, and all saints, to the altar of Saint Laurence, in the parish church of 
Strivelyn, and to one chaplain celebrating divine service there, of the ferry of 
the water of Forth near Strivelyn, together with the ferry croft thereof; with 
all annualrents bestowed by John of Burgh, our knight bachelor, on the said 
altar, to wit eleven shillings sterling, to be uplifted yearly from three particates of 
land lying in the burgh of Strivelyne, in the barony of the steward of Scotland, 
between the land of John Michael on the west side on the one part, and the land 
of John Gourlay on the east side on the other part, and of eight shillings sterling to 
be uplifted yearly from four particates of land of that tenement of the said deceased 



24 CHARTERS RELATING TO L 1388 ' 9 - 

de Burgo predicti in quo inhabitat Matheus Ferrour, in vico australi burgi 
predicti, et de sex solidis et octo denariis percipiendis annuatim de duabus 
particatis tcrre iacentibus in eodem vico australi burgi predicti inter terram 
Johannis Scot, sutoris, ex parte occidentali ex parte vna et terram Willelmi 
Dauid ex parte oriental! ex parte altera. Nosque ex vberiori gracia, diuinum 
seruicium ampliare volentes, dedimus et concessimus, ad instanciam domini 
Thome de Erskyne et parcntum et amicorum dicti quondam Johannis de 
Burgo, Deo et Beate Marie, semper virgini, et Beato Laurencio, et vni capellano 
celebranti ad altare predictum, omnes redditus ipsius passagii et ipsi passagio 
pertinentes seu pertinere valentes in futurum, vna cum crofta eiusdem passagii, 
per ipsos capellanos nostros seu per ipsorum procurators leuandos, sine intro- 
missione alicuius ministrorum nostrorum infra burgum vel extra ; ita quod 
ipse capellanus noster qui pro tempore fuerit de batella ministris batelle 
eiusdem et aliis prefato passagio necessariis sumcienter faciat deseruiri. 
Tenendas et habendas eisdem capellanis nostris qui pro tempore fuerint, cum 
omnibus et singulis commoditatibus, aysiamentis, rectis, consuetudinibus 
hucusque consuetis et iustis pertinenciis, libere et quiete, plenarie, integre, 
bene et in pace imperpetuum. Faciendo inde, dicti capellani nostri qui pro 

John of Burgh in which Matthew Ferrour dwells, in the Southgait of the foresaid 
burgh, and of six shillings and eight pennies to be uplifted yearly from two parti- 
cates of land lying in the said Southgait of the foresaid burgh between the land of 
John Scot, shoemaker, on the west side on the one part and the land of William 
David on the east side on the other part. And we of ampler grace, willing to 
increase divine service, have given and granted, at the instance of Sir Thomas of 
Erskyn and of the parents and friends of the said deceased John of Burgh, to God 
and Saint Mary, ever virgin, and Saint Laurence, and one chaplain saying mass at 
the foresaid altar, all the rents of the said ferry, and pertaining or that may 
pertain to the said ferry in time coming, together with the ferry croft thereof, 
to be uplifted by our said chaplains, or by their procurators, without interference 
of any of our officers within or without the burgh; provided that our said chaplain 
for the time being may cause the foresaid ferry to be sufficiently served with a boat, 
attendants of the said boat, and other necessaries for the foresaid ferry. To 
hold and to have to our said chaplains for the time being, with all and sundry 
commodities, casements, rights, customs hitherto in use and just pertinents, freely 



1388-9.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 25 

tempore fuerint, seruicium missarum cotidianum cum dispositi fuerint 
ibidem pro salubri statu nostro liberorumque nostrorum, nee non pro anima 
quondam carissime consortis nostre Eufamie Regine Scocie, pro qua 
volumus quod specialis memoria cotidiana in missis et aliis obsequiis diuinis 
ad altare predictum eelebrandis dicatur, ac pro animabus omnium predices- 
sorum et successorum nostrorum, regum Scotie, dictique quondam Johannis 
de Burgo predict!, et animabus omnium fidelium defunctorum. Cuius capel- 
lanie collationem ad nos et Leredes nostros volumus imperpetuum pertinere, 
et eandem collationem ad nos et heredes nostros imperpetuum specialiter 
reseruamus. In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre nostrum pre- 
cepimus apponi sigillum. Testibus: Venerabilibus in Christo patribus, Waltero 
Sanctiandree et Johaune Dunkeldensis, cancellario nostro, ecclesiarum episcopis; 
carissimo primogenito nostro, Jobanne comite de Carrie, senescallo Scocie; 
Roberto comite de Fyff et Meneteth, dilecto filio nostro; Arcbebaldo de 
Douglas domino Galwidie et Thoma de Erskyne, militibus, consanguineis 
nostris dilectis. Apud Striuelyne, vicesimo octauo die Februarii anno regni 
nostri decimo nono. 

and quietly, fully, wholly, well, and in peace for ever. Performing therefor, our said 
chaplains who shall be for the time, a daily service of masses there, when they shall 
be disposed, for the prosperous estate of us and our children, and for the soul of 
our late beloved consort Eufamia Queen of Scotland, for whom we will that a special 
daily remembrance be said in the masses and other divine services to be cele- 
brated at the foresaid altar, and for the souls of all our predecessors and successors, 
kings of Scotland, and of the said deceased John of Burgh aforesaid, and for the souls 
of all the faithful dead. Of which chaplainry we will that the collation shall belong 
to us and our heirs for ever, and the said collation we specially reserve to us and 
our heirs for ever. In witness whereof we have commanded our seal to be appended 
to our present charter. Witnesses : Venerable fathers in Christ, Walter bishop 
of the church of St. Andrews, and John bishop of the church of Dunkeld, our 
chancellor; our dearest first-born son, John earl of Carrick, steward of Scotland; 
Robert, earl of Fyff and Meneteth, our well beloved son ; Archibald of Douglas, 
lord of Galloway and Thomas of Erskyne, knights, our well beloved cousins. At 
Strivelyn, on the twenty-eight day of February in the nineteenth year of our 
reign. 



CHARTERS RELATING TO 



Will 



| 1402-3, 



PRECEPT by King Robert tbe Third directing Sasine to be given to the 
Canons of Cambuskenneth of the Hospital of St. James at the Bridge- 
end of Stirling. Rothesay Castle, 10th March, 1402-:;. 

Robertus, Dei gracia, Rex Scottorum : Vicecomiti et balliuis suis de Striuc- 
ling, salutem. Quia concessimus per cartam Deo et beate Marie Virgini, ac 
canonicis in nionastcrio de Cambuskynncth ibidem Deo seruientibus et imper- 
petuum seruituris, hospitale bcati Jaeobi ad finem platec pontis de Striueling 
infra balliam restrain, cum omnibus et singulis terris ac possessionibus suis, 
tarn sub terra quam supra terrain, mandamus vobis et precipimus quatenus 
eisdem canonicis vel eorum certo attornato, latori presencium, sasinam dicti 
hospitalis cum pertinenciis iustc liberari faciatis, et sine dilatione, secundum 
tenorem dicte carte nostre quam inde habent; saluo Johanni Palmer, qui 
dictam plateam a longo tempore sustiuuit, vsufructu terrarum dicti hospitalis, in 
recompensationem expensarum suarum, pro toto tempore vite sue, et hocnullo 
modo omittatis. Teste, meipso. Apud castrum nostrum de Rothesay, decim'o 
die mensis Marcii anno regni nostri tercio decimo. 

Robert, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To the sheriff and his bailies of Strive- 
ling, greeting. Whereas we have by a charter granted to God and the blessed 
Virgin Mary, and to the canons in the monastery of Cambuskynneth serving God 
there and to serve for ever, the hospital of St. James at the end of the roadway of 
the bridge of Striveling within your bailliary, with all and sundry its lands and 
possessions, as well under the ground as above the ground, we charge and command 
you that ye cause sasine to be justly delivered to the said canons or their certain 
attorney, bearer of these presents, of the said hospital with the pertinents, and Avithout 
delay, according to the tenor of our said charter which they have thereupon; savin" 
to John Palmer, who has upheld the said roadway for a long time, the usufruct for 
the whole of his lifetime of the lands of the said hospital, in recompense of his 
expenses, and this in no way ye omit. Witness, myself. At our castle of Rothesay, 
on the tenth day of the month of March in the thirteenth year of our reign. 



1407.| THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 27 

XIX. 

CHARTER by Robert, Duke of Albany, Governor of the Kingdom of Scot- 
land, to the chaplain of St. Michael's Chapel within the Castle of Stirling, 
of an annual rent of ten merks furth of the lands of Cragortht. Perth, 
26th June, 1407. 

Robertus, Dux Albanie, Comes de Fyfe et de Menteth ac Gubernator regni 
Scocie: Omnibus probis hominibus tocius regni predicti, clericis et laicis, 
salutem. Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse, et hac present! carta nostra confir- 
masse, pro salute animarum excellentissimorum principum, bone memorie, 
Roberti et Dauid de Bruys, Roberti Senescalli, progenitoris nostri, et Roberti 
Senescalli, fratris nostri, quondam regum Scocie, ac eciam pro salute anime 
nostre et animarum Margarete et Murielle, vxorum nostrarilm, et prelum 
nostrarum ac antecessorum et successorum nostrorum ac omnium fidelium 
defunctorum, Deo et beate Marie Virgini et beato Michaeli, archangelo, ac vni 
capellano diuina celebranti et imperpetuum celebraturo in capella Beati 
]Vlichaelis,archangeli,infra castrum de Striuelyne situata, decern marcas annualis 
redditus annuatim leuandas et recipiendas de annuo redditu viginti marcarum 
exeunte de terris de Cragortht cum pertinenciis, iacentibus infra vicecomitatum 

Robert, Duke of Albany, Earl of Fyfe and of Menteth, and Governor of the kingdom 
of Scotland : To all good men of his whole foresaid kingdom, clerics and laics, 
greeting. Know ye that we have given, granted, and by this our present charter 
have confirmed, for the salvation of the souls of the most excellent princes, of good 
memory, Robert and David . of Bruys, Robert Steward, our father, and Robert 
Steward, our brother, sometime kings of Scotland, and also for the salvation of our 
soul and of the souls of Margaret and Muriel, our wives, and of our children and 
of our predecessors and successors and of all the faithful dead, to God and the 
blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Michael, the archangel, and to a chaplain celebrating 
and for ever to celebrate divine service in the chapel of Saint Michael, the archangel, 
situated within the castle of Strivelyne, ten merks of annual rent to be yearly 
uplifted and received of an annual rent of twenty merks furth of the lands of 
Cragortht with the pertinents, lying within the sheriffdom of Strivelyne, by the 



28 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1407. 

de Striuelyne, per maims tenencium ct iuhabitancium earuudem. Tenendas 
et habendas ac percipiendas dictas decern marcas aunuatim ad duos anui 
terininos Peuthecostcs, videlicet, et Sancti Martini in yemeper porcioncs equales, 
predicto capellauo et successoribus suis qui pro tempore fuerint, in liberam, 
puram et perpetuam elemosinam, ad manual mortuam imperpetuum, cum 
omnibus libertatibus, commoditatibus et aysiamentis, ac justis pertinenciis 
quibuscunquc ad dictum annuum redditum spectantibus seu iuste spectare 
valentibus in futurum, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifi.ee, bene 
et in pace, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut aliqua elemosina infra reguum 
Scocie per aliquem conceditur sine datur. Volumus, eciam, et concedimus 
quod quandocunque et quocienscunque dictum capellanum qui pro tempore 
fuerit decedere contigerit seu ex aliqua causa rationabili a dicta capellania 
ammoueri, extunc nos uel heredes nostri qui pro tempore fuerint infra mensem 
a tempore vacacionis huiusmodi alium capellanum ydoneum domino episcopo 
Sanctiandree uel eius vicario generali, sede vacante, debite presentent admit- 
tendum, pro salute omnium animarum predictarum in capella Beati Michaelis, 
supradicta pro perpetuo celebraturum. Et quandocunque dictum capellanum 
qui pro tempore fuerit adaliquod aliud beneficium ecclesiasticum contigerit pro- 
bands of the tenants and inhabitants of the same. To hold and have and uplift the 
said ten merks, yearly, at two terms in the year, that is to say Whitsunday and 
Martinmas in winter by equal portions, to the foresaid chaplain and his successors 
who shall be for the time, in free, pure and perpetual alms, in mortmain for ever, 
with all liberties, commodities and easements, and just pertinents whatsoever belonging 
or which may in future justly belong to the said annual rent, as freely and quietly, 
fully, wholly, honourably, well and in peace, in all and by all, as any alms within 
the kingdom of Scotland is by any one granted or given. We will, also, and grant 
that whensoever and as often as the said chaplain who shall be for the time shall 
happen to decease or frdm any reasonable cause remove from the said chaplainry, 
then we or our heirs who shall be for the time shall within a month from the time 
of such vacancy duly present to the lord bishop of Saint Andrews, or to his vicar 
general, the see being vacant, another lit chaplain to be admitted to celebrate for ever 
in the foresaid chapel of St. Michael for the salvation of all the foresaid souls. And 
whenever the said chaplain who shall be for the time shall happen to be promoted to 
any other ecclesiastical benefice the said chaplainry shall immediately after he shall 



1407.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 29 

moueri statim postquam illud perceperit seu obtinuerit dicta capellania vacabit. 
Insuper, volumus et per presentes ordinamus quod si dictus annuus redditus 
decern marcarum dicto capellano qui pro tempore fuerit ad dictos terminos 
bene et prompte annuatim non soluant, licet extunc eidem capellano, sine 
licencia alicuius ministri, predictas terras de Craggrotbt distringere et namare, 
quousque de dicto annuo redditu plenarie fuerit satisfaction. Nichil inde 
faciendo, dictus capellanus et successores sui, nobis et heredibus nostris qui 
pro tempore fuerint, nisi missam cotidie cum dispositi fuerint in capella 
supradicta et oracionum suffragia deuotarum, pro omni alio seruicio seculari, 
exaccione seu demanda,que de dicto annuo redditu decern marcarum aliqualiter 
exigi poterunt uel requiri. In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre 
sigillum officii nostri apponi fecimus. Testibus : Reuerendo in Christo patre 
Gilberto episcopo Abirdonensi, cancellario Scocie ; Roberto Senescalli, primo- 
genito carissimi filii nostri et heredis, Murdaci Senescalli, militis ; Johanne 
Senescalli, filio nostro, domino Buchanie; Alexandro Senescalli comite de 
Marr et de Garvyacb, nepotc nostro ; Johanne Senescalli domino de Lome ; 
Willelmo de Ertbt, militibus: domino Donaldo de Bute, decano Dunblanensis ; 
et Andrea de Hawyk, secretario nostro. Apud Perth, vicesimo sexto die 

have received or obtained the same become vacant. Moreover, we will and by these 
presents ordain that if the said annual rent of ten merks be not well and promptly 
paid yearly at the said terms to the said chaplain who shall be for the time, then it 
shall be lawful to the said chaplain, without the permission of any officer, to dis- 
train and poind the foresaid lands of Craggrotht till he shall be fully paid of the said 
annual rent. Making therefor, the said chaplain and his successors, to us and our 
successors who shall be for the time, nothing except a daily mass in the said chapel 
when they shall be disposed and an ottering of devout prayers, for all other secular 
service, exaction or demand, which can in any way be asked or required of the said 
annual rent of ten merks. In witness whereof we have caused the seal of our office 
to be appended to our present charter. Witnesses : The reverend father in Christ 
Gilbert bishop of Aberdeen, chancellor of Scotland ; Robert Steward eldest son of 
our dearest son and heir, Murdoch Steward, knight ; John Steward our son, lord 
of Buchan ; Alexander Steward earl of Marr and of Garvyach, our nephew ; John 
Steward lord of Lome ; William of Ertht, knights ; Sir Donald of Bute, dean of 
Dunblane; and Andrew of Hawyk, our secretary. At Perth on the twenty-sixth 



SO CHARTERS RELATING TO |l 107. 

mensis Junij anno Domini millesimo cccc mo septimo ct gubernacionis nostrc 
anno secundo. 

day of the month of June the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and 
seven and of our government the second year. 



XX. 



CHARTER by King James the Second granting to the Provost, Bailies, 
Councillors, and Community of the Burgh of Stirling a New Fair to be 
held in the Burgh yearly at the Feast of the Ascension. Stirling, 25th 
October, 1447. 

JACOBUS, Dei gratia, Rex Scotorum: Omnibus probis hominibus suis ad 
quos presentes litere peruenerint, clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis nos, ob 
fauorem dilectorum nostrorum prepositi, balliuorum, consulum et communi- 
tatis burgi nostri de Streuelyn, infeodasse, insigniuisse et dotasse,presentiumque 
per tenorem infeodare, insignire et dotare dictum burgum nostrum de 
Streuelyn, prepositumque, balliuos, consules et communitatem antcdictos, Novis 
Nundinis temporibus perpetuis pro futuris in dicto nostro burgo et eiusdem 
territorio annuatim in festo solempnitatis Assencionis Domini tenendis, a 
meridie, videlicet, vigilie dicti festi inchoandis et deinde per octo dies 

JAKES, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To all Lis good men, clerics and laics, 
to whom the present letters shall come, greeting. Know ye that we, for the favour 
we bear to our lovites the provost, bailies, councillors, and community of our burgh of 
Strevelyn, have infeft, honoured, and endowed, and by the tenor of these presents 
infeft, honour, and endow our said burgh of Strevelyn, and the provost, bailies, 
councillors, and community foresaid, with a New Fair to be held yearly in all time 
coming in our said burgh and territory of the same at the feast of the solemnity of 
the Ascension of our Lord, that is to say beginning at noon of the vigil of the said 



1447.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 3] 

immediate sequentes inclusiue continuandis; cum eisdem priuilegiis, pre- 
rogativis, libertatibus et consuetudinibus, sicut dicta communitas et ipsum 
burgum nostrum nundinas suas in festo nativitatis beate Virginis Marie et 
per octavas eiusdem optinent et possident de presenti seu antiquitus optinere 
et possidere consueuerunt, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, 
bene et in pace, in omnibus et per omnia, cum omni suo jure, proprietate et 
possessione, sicut burgi cuicunque infra regnum nostrum seu eius com- 
munitas nundinis nouis gaudent aut antiquis ; ipsis tamen nundinis suis 
prehabitis eisdem vt bactenus gaudere soliti sunt semper saluis. Reddendo 
inde nobis et successoribus nostris jura de nundinis dicti burgi antiquitus 
debita et consueta. Quare, vniuersis et singulis legiis et subditis nostris et 
aliis quibuscunque, firmiter precipimus et mandamus ne quis dictas nundinas 
burgi nostri predicti, nouas aut antiquas, seu homines quoscunque aut 
mercatores, in personis, bonis, mercandiis, catallis, equis aut rebus suis aliis 
quibuscunque, ad ipsas nundinas progredientes, ibidem morantes aut inde 
regredientes, perturbare, molestare seu quoquomodo inquietare presumat 
iniuste, sub omni pena quam erga regiam majestatem amittere poterit in hac 
parte. In cuius rei testimonium hiis nostris presentibus Uteris magnum 

feast and to be continued thence for eight clays immediately following inclusive ; with 
the same privileges, prerogatives, liberties, and customs wherewith the said community 
and our said burgh at present bold and possess, orof old were in use to hold and possess 
their fair at the feast of the nativity of the blessed Virgin Mary and during the octaves 
of the same, as freely and quietly, fully, wholly, honorably, well, and in peace, in all 
and by all things, with all their right, property, and possession as any burghs within 
our kingdom or community thereof enjoy their new or ancient fairs; but saving 
always to them their fairs holden before as they have been wont to enjoy the same. 
Rendering therefor to us and our successors the rights anciently due and wont from 
the fair of the said burgh. Wherefore, we strictly command and charge all and 
sundry our lieges and subjects, and others whomsoever, that no one unjustly presume 
to disturb, molest, or in any manner of way trouble the said fairs of our foresaid 
burgh, new or old, or whatsoever men or merchants, in their persons, goods, merchan- 
dice, cattle, horses, or other things whatsoever, going to the said fair, remaining there 
or returning thence, under all penalty which can be incurred towards our royal 
majesty thereanent. In witness whereof we have commanded our great seal to be 



32 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1447 

sigillum nostrum appoui precepimus. Apud castrum nostrum de Streuelyn, 
vicesimo quinto die mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo quadringcntesimo 
quadragesimo scptimo et regni nostri vndecimo. 

appended to these our present letters. At our castle of Strevelyn, on the twenty- 
tifth day of the month of October in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred 
and forty-seven and of our reign the eleventh. 

XXI. 

CHARTER by King James the Second to the Burgesses and Community of 
the Burgh of Stirling, of freedom from the payment of Custom on Salt 
and Skins. Edinburgh, 12th January, 1451-2. 

JACOBUS, Dei gracia, Rex Scotorum: Omnibus probis hominibus tocius 
terre sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis nos, pro singulari fauore quern 
gerimus erga dilectos mercatores nostros, burgenses et communitatem burgi 
nostri do Striueline, pro suis gratuitis seruiciis nobis bactenus multipliciter 
impensis, dedisse, concessisse, et bac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, pro 
nobis nostrisque beredibus et successoribus, pro perpetuo, prefatis burgensi- 
bus et communitati burgi nostri de Striueline eorumque beredibus et success- 
oribus, burgensibus eiusdem burgi, vt ipsi perpetuis futuris temporibus liberi, 
absoluti et quitti, sint ab omni solutione custume salis et pellium subscript- 
arum wlgariter dictarum skorlingis, skaldingis, futefellis, lentyrne ware, lamb- 
skynnis, todskynnis, calfskynnis, cunyngskynnis, ottirskynnis, et foumart- 

James, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that, for the singular favor which we bear to 
our lovites, the merchants, burgesses, and community of our burgh of Striveline, for 
their manifold gratuitous services done to us heretofore, we have given, granted, and 
by this our present charter confirmed for us and our heirs and successors for ever to 
the foresaid burgesses and community of our burgh of Striveline and their heirs and 
successors, burgesses of the same burgh, that they be in all time coming free, released, 
and discharged from all payment of custom of salt and of the skins underwritten, 
commonly called skorlingis, skaldingis, futefellis, lentyrne ware, lambskynnis, tod- 
skynnis, calfskynnis, cunyngskinnis,otterskynnis, and foumartskynnis. And we release, 



1451-2.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 33 

skynnis. Et mercatores ac burgenses de Striuelyne eorumque heredes et 
successores, dicti burgi burgenses, de solutione dicte custume salis et pellium 
predictarum absoluimus et exoncramus et quittos clamamus, pro nobis et 
nostris successoribus, pro perpetuo. Preterea, volumus ac pro nobis et nostris 
successoribus concedimus dictis burgensibus et communitati de Striueline 
liberam potestatem atque facultatem vendendi, mercandizandi, vel in ex- 
cambium aut alias permutandi, tarn extraneis personis et non liberis quam 
quibuscunque aliis personis, et tarn infra regnum nostrum quam extra, merci- 
monia predicta salis et pellium absque quacunque custumaper ipsos extraneos 
aut alios quoscunque quibuscunque futuris temporibus persoluenda; ita quod 
de dictis sale et pellibus per ipsos extraneos a nostris burgensibus supradictis 
emptis seu acquisitis custuma nullatenus persoluetur, nisi tantum parua cus- 
tuma per extraneos et non liberos dictis burgensibus et communitati de dictis 
sale et pellibus retroactis temporibus bactenus debita et persolui consueta. 
Quare, vniuersis et singulis quorum interest vel interesse poterit, stricte pre- 
cipiendo mandamus quatenus in contrarium dicte nostre concessionis, dona- 
tionis, exoneracionis et quitticlamacionis, nullatenus deuenire presumant seu 
eorum aliquis deuenire presumat, sub omni pena quam erga nostram regiam 
incurrere poterint maiestatem. In cuius rei testimonium presentibus nostris 

exoner, and quitclaim, for us and our successors for ever, the merchants and 
burgesses of Strivelyne and their heirs and successors, burgesses of the said burgh, from 
the payment of the said custom on salt and the foresaid skins. Moreover, we will and 
for us and our successors grant to the said burgesses and community of Striveline free 
power and privilege of selling, buying, or exchanging in barter or otherwise, as well with 
strangers and unfreemen as other persons whomsoever, and as well within our king- 
dom as without, the foresaid merchandise of salt and skins without the payment of 
any custom by the said strangers or others whomsoever in all time coming; so 
that no custom shall be paid in respect of the said salt and skins bought or acquired 
by the said strangers from our foresaid burgesses, except only the petty custom of 
the said salt and skins used and wont in time past to be paid by strangers and 
unfreemen to the said burgesses and community. Wherefore, we strictly charge 
and command all and sundry whom it does or may concern that neither they nor any 
of them in any degree presume to contravene our said grant, gift, acquittance, and 
discharge, under all penalty which they can incur to our royal majesty. In witness 



34 CHAR1 ERS RELATING TO [1451-2. 

Uteris pro perpetuo duraturis nostrum magnum sigillum apponi precepimus. 
Testibus: Reuerendis in Christo patribus, Willelmo, Johanne et Thoma, 
Glasguensis, Morauiensis ct Candidecase, ecclesiarum episcopis; carissimo 
consanguineo nostro Willelmo comite de Douglas et de Auaudale, domino 
Galwidie; Willelmo domino Crcicb tonne, nostro cancellario et consanguineo 
predilecto; dilectis consanguineis nostris, Willelmo domino Somervile, Andrea 
domino le Gray; magistris Johanne Arous, archidiacono Glasguensi, et 
Georgeo de Schoriswode rectore de Cultir, clerico nostro. Apud Edinburgh, 
duodecimo die meusis Januarii anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo 
quinquagesimo primo et regni nostri decimo quinto. 

■whereof we have commanded our great seal to be appended to these our present 
letters to endure for ever. Witnesses : The reverend fathers in Christ, William, 
John, and Thomas, bishops of the churches of Glasgow, Moray, and Galloway ; our 
dearest cousin William earl of Douglas and of Avandale, lord of Galloway ; William 
lord Creichtoune, our chancellor and beloved cousin ; our beloved cousins, William 
lord Somervile, Andrew lord le Gray ; Masters John Arous, archdeacon of Glasgow, 
and George of Schoriswode, rector of Cultir, our clerk. At Edinburgh, on the 
twelfth day of the month of January in the year of our Lord one thousand four 
hundred and fifty-one and of our reign the fifteenth. 

XXII. 

LETTERS PATENT by King James the Second, under his Great Seal, 
appointing the Parliament of the Four Burghs, of which Stirling was one, 
to be held at Edinburgh yearly. Edinburgh, 5th November, 1454. 

Jacobus, Dei gracia, Rex Scotorum : Vniuersis et singulis ligiis et subditis 
nostris ad quorum noticias presentes litere peruenerint, salutem. Quia 
serenissimus princeps Jacobus Rex Scotorum, progenitor noster, cuius anime 
propicietur Dens, de auisamento et deliberacione trium regni sui statuum, 

James, by the grace of God, King of Scots : To all and sundry our lieges and 
subjects to whose knowledge the present letters shall come, greeting. Whereas the 
most serene prince James King of Scots, our father, on whose soul may God have 
mercy, with the advice and consent of the three estates of his kingdom, at Perth, 



1454. J THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 35 

apud Perth, concessit et ordinauit parliamentum Quatuor Burgorum apud 
burgum nostrum de Edinburgh annuatim teneri sicut a temporibus retroactis 
tenebatur. Volumus et concessimus, ac presencium tenore concedimus, pro 
nobis et successoribus nostris imperpetuum, burgensibus nostris burgi nostri 
de Edinburgh ct eorum successoribus, vt dictum parliamentum Quatuor Bur- 
gorum in dicto burgo nostro de Edinburghe annuatim pro perpetuo teneatur, 
et die statuto post festum Beati Michaelis archangeli, cum continuacione 
dierum, omnino inchoetur et obseruetur. Quare magno camerario nostro et 
suis deputatis qui pro tempore fuerint stricte precipiendo mandamus 
quatenus curiam parliamenti Quatuor Burgorum haberi et teneri more solito 
faciatis in burgo nostro antedicto, conuocatis et summouitis annuatim ad hoc 
comparituris commissariis Quatuor Burgorum principalium, videlicet, Edin- 
burgh, Striuelyn, Lithqw et Lanark, dicte curie sectatoribus siue accessoribus, 
ad subeundum, ordinandum, et finaliter determinandum, de et super judiciis 
burgorum vniuersalium regni nostri curiis datis siue contradictis ; ac eciam 
mensuram vine, ferlote siue bolle, lagine et petre, more solito, ligiis et com- 
munibus nostris, dandum, liberandum et- recipiendum ; necnon omnia alia et 

granted and ordained that the parliament of the Four Burghs should be held yearly 
in our burgh of Edinburgh as it was held in times past. We will and have granted, 
and by the tenor hereof grant, for us and our successors for ever, to our burgesses of 
our burgh of Edinburgh and their successors, that the said parliament of the Four 
Burghs be held yearly in our said burgh of Edinburgh for ever, and be constantly 
begun and kept on the appointed day after the feast of St. Michael the archangel, 
with continuation of days. Wherefore we strictly charge and command our great 
chamberlain and his deputies who shall be for the time that they cause the court of the 
parliament of the Four Burghs to be had and held in the accustomed manner within 
our foresaid burgh, there being called and summoned yearly to appear thereat the com- 
missioners of the four principal burghs, that is to say, Edinburgh, Strivelyn, Lithqw, and 
Lanark, with the suitors or assessors of the said court, to consider, ordain, and finally 
determine, of and upon the judgments given or gainsaid in the courts of the whole 
burghs of our kingdom ; and also to give, deliver, and receive the measure of the ell, 
firlot or boll, stoup and stone, in the accustomed manner, to our lieges and 
commons; also to do and exercise all and sundry which in such a court of 
parliament, according to the laws, statutes, and customs of burghs, are treated upon, 



36 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1454. 

singula facienda ct ezcercenda que in huiusmodi curia parliamenti, secundum 
leges, statuta et burgorum consuetudines, sunt tractanda, subeundaet finaliter 
detorminanda. In cuius rei testimonium, has litems nostras, dictis buvgensibus 
nostris eorumque successoribus pro perpetuo duraturas, sub magno sigillo 
nostro, fieri fecimus patentes. Testibus : Reuerendis in Christo patribus, 
Jacobo consanguiueo nostro carissimo ; Thoma, Georgeo, et Thoma, Sanc- 
tiandree, Dunkeldeusis, Brechinensis, et Candidecase, ecclesiarum episcopis ; 
dilectis consauguineis nostris, Willelmo, comite Orchadie, domino de Sancto 
Claro, nostro caucellario ; Georgeo comite Angusie ; Thoma domino Erskyn ; 
Willelmo domino Somervele; Willelmo domino Borthwik; Willelmo Murray 
de Tulibardyn ; et Willelmo Bonare, nostrorum compotorum rotolutore. Apud 
Edinburghc, quinto die mensis Nouembris, anno Domini millesimo quadrin- 
gentesimo quiuquagesimo quarto et regni nostri decimo octauo. 

considered and finally determined. In witness whereof, we have caused these our 
letters to be made patent under our great seal, to endure to our said burgesses and 
their successors for ever. Witnesses : the reverend fathers in Christ, James our 
dearest cousin ; Thomas, George, and Thomas, bishops of the churches of St. Andrews, 
Dunkeld, Brechin, and Galloway; our beloved cousins, William, earl of Orkney, 
lord of Saint Clair, our chancellor; George earl of Angus; Thomas lord Erskyn; 
William lord Somervele; William lord Borthwik; William Murray of Tulibardyn; 
and William Bonare, our comptroller. At Edinburgh, the fifth day of the month of 
November, in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and fifty four and 
of our reign the eighteenth. 

XXIII. 

CHARTER by King James the Second to the Provost, Bailies, Burgesses, 

and Community of Stirling of the right of patronage of St. James' 

Hospital, with the lands and others belonging thereto. Stirling, 24th 

June, 1456. 

Jacobus, Dei gracia, Rex Scotorum : Omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre 

sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Quia considerauimus incendia, rapinas et 

James, by the grace of God, King of Scots : To all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Whereas we have considered the fireraisings, robberies 



1456.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 37 

depredaciones, per nostros rebelles et proditores, Jacobum de Douglas, railitem, 
et complices suos, super burgo nostro de Striueling et inhabitantibus ipsum 
burgum alias, in nostri et corone nostre vilepensionem et contemptum, inhu- 
maniter et crudelissime, in dictorum burgensium et ligiorum nostrorum 
depauperationem, lesionein et dampuum, quam maximum et grauamen, facta et 
perpetrata. Nos, igitur, pietate moti, considerantes quod dicti comburgenses ob 
nostri causam deuastati et spoliati extiterant, et quam maxima dampna sus- 
tinuerant, dedimus et concessimus, ac presentis carte nostre tenore damus et 
concedimus bereditarie pro perpetuo, preposito, balliuis, burgensibus et com- 
munitati dicti burgi, et eorum successoribus, burgensibus eiusdem qui pro 
tempore fuerint, in laudem et honorem Dei Omnipotentis, beate Virginis Marie 
matris sue et beati Jacobi apostoli et omnium sanctorum, ad edificationem 
ecclesie parocbialis dicti burgi nostri et pro supportatione et sustentatione 
placei uulgariter dicti Calsay prope pontem de Striueling, jus nostrum pat- 
ronatus siue donacionem et concessionem Hospitalis Beati Jacobi prope dictum 
pontem de Striueling ; vnacum terris, obuentionibus, oblationibus, redditibus, 
possessionibus et proficuis quibuscunque ad dictum hospitale spectantibus. 
Tenendum et habendum, dictum jus patronatus siue donationem et conces- 

and depredations, barbarously and most cruelly sometime clone and perpetrated by 
our rebels and traitors, James of Douglas, knight, and his accomplices, upon our 
burgh of Striveling and inhabitants of the said burgh, in despite and contempt of us 
and our crown, to the impoverishment, hurt and exceeding great loss and damage of 
our said burgesses and lieges. We, therefore, moved with piety, considering that the 
said co-burgesses have been wasted and despoiled for our cause, and how great losses 
they have sustained, have given and granted, and by the tenor of our present charter 
give and grant heritably for ever, to the provost, bailies, burgesses and community 
of the said burgh and their successors, burgesses of the same for the time being, to 
the praise and honour of God Almighty, the blessed Virgin Mary his mother and 
Saint James the apostle and of all saints, for the building of the parish church of our 
said burgh and for the support and maintenance of the roadway commonly called 
the Calsay near the bridge of Striveling, our right of patronage or donation and gift 
of the Hospital of St. James near the said bridge of Striveling ; together with the 
lands, obventions, oblations, rents, possessions and profits whatsoever belonging to 
the said hospital. To hold and to have, the said right of patronage or donation 



38 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1456. 

sionem dicti hospitalis, dictis prcposito, balliuis, burgensibus et communitati 
dicti burgi nostri et eorum successoribus, burgensibus dicti burgi qui pro 
tempore fucrint, cum vniuersis et singulis terris, redditibus, emolumentis, 
proficuis et pertinenciis eiusdem, ad ipsorum liberam et plenariam ordina- 
tioncm et dispositionem, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, sine aliquo 
retinemento seu obstaculo quocunque ; prefatis tamen preposito, balliuis, 
burgensibus et comm imitate dicti burgi, supportantibus et sustentantibus 
dictam placeam et facientibus et perimplcntibus omnia alia onera dicto bospitali 
incumbentia, debita et consueta, juxta primeuam et antiquam fundationem 
eiusdem hospitalis. In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre magnum 
sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus : Reuercndo in Christo 
patre Georgeo episcopo Brechinensi ; dilectis consanguineis nostris, Thoma 
domino Erskin, Patricio domino Grahame, Roberto domino Boide, et Alexan- 
dro Napare, nostrorum compotorum rotulatore. Apud Striueling, vicesimo 
quarto die mensis Junii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quin- 
quagesimo sexto et regni nostri vicesimo. 

and gift of the said hospital, to the said provost, bailies, burgesses and community 
of our said burgh and their successors, burgesses of the said burgh for the time being, 
with all and sundry lands, rents, emoluments, profits and pertinents of the same, 
for their free and full ordination and disposal, in fee and heritage for ever, 
without any hindrance or obstacle -whatever ; the foresaid provost, bailies, bur- 
gesses and community of the said burgh, nevertheless supporting and maintaining 
the said roadway and doing and fulfilling all other burdens incumbent on the said 
hospital, due and wont, according to the first and ancient foundation of the said 
hospital. In witness whereof we have commanded our great seal to be appended to 
our present charter. Witnesses: The reverend father in Christ George bishop of 
Brechin ; our well beloved cousins, Thomas lord Erskin, Patrick lord Grahame, 
Robert lord Boide, and Alexander Napare, our comptroller. At Striveling, on the 
twenty fourth day of the month of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand four 
hundred and fifty six and of our reign the twentieth. 



1473.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 39 

XXIV. 

CHARTER by Macolm Flemyng to the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and 
Community of Stirling, of a tenement on the south side of the High Street, 
forming the site of the Tolbootb. Kirkintulloch, 13th November, 1473. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris : Macolmus Flemyng, filius et 
heres apparens Roberti domini le Flemyng, salutem in Eo qui est omnium 
vera salus. Noueritis me, vtilitate vtique et commodo meis vndeque preuisis 
et pensatis, concessisse, vendidisse ac titulo vendicionis pure et imperpetuum 
alienasse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse, ac per presentes concedere, 
vendere, alienare et hereditarie confirmare, honorabilibus, prouidis et discretis 
viris, preposito, balliuis, consulibus et communitati burgi de Striueline, 
totum et integrum tenementum meum, cum pertinenciis, jacentem infra 
dictum burgum ex parte australi Vici Regii inter terrain Johannis Brady ex 
parte orientali ab vna et communem viam regiam seu venellam ducentem 
ad ecclesiam parochialem dicti burgi ex parte occidentali partibus ab alia, pro 
quadam certa summa pecunie bone et legalis monete regni Scocie michi 
per prefatos propositum, balliuos, consules et communitatem dicti burgi, in 
mea necessitate, gratanter premanibus, in summa integra persoluta, in pecunia 

To all who shall see or hear this charter. Macolm Flemyng, son and apparent heir 
of Robert lord le Flemyng, greeting in Him who is the true salvation of all. 
Know ye that I, my use, profit and advantage, certainly in every way foreseen and 
considered, have given and by title of pure sale have sold and for ever alienated and 
by this my present charter confirmed, and by these presents grant, sell, alienate and 
heritably confirm to honorable, provident and discreet men, the provost, bailies, 
councillors and community of the burgh of Striveline, all and whole my tenement, 
with the pertinents, lying within the said burgh on the south side of the High Street 
between the land of John Brady on the east side on the one part and the common 
highway or vennel leading to the parish church of the said burgh on the west side on the 
other part, for a certain sure sum of good and lawful money of the kingdom of Scot- 
land thankfully paid beforehand in a whole sum to me by the foresaid provost, bailies, 
councillors, and community of the said burgh in my necessity, in told money, and 
applied to my uses in various ways ; of which sum of money I hold me well content and 



40 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1473. 

numerate, et iu vsus meos diuersimodo conuersa ; dc qua quidam summa 
pecunie teueo me bene contentum et pacatum per eosdem, et ipsos ac suos 
successores, prepositos, balliuos, cousules et communitatem dicti burgi, pro 
me et heredibus meis.quittumclamoetexonero perpetuumperpresentes. Tenen- 
dum et habendum, dictum totum et integrum tenementum cum pertinenciis, 
prefatis preposito, balliuis, consulibus et communitati, et suis successoribus 
predictis, a me et heredibus mcis, dc supremo domino nostro Rege regni Scocie et 
suis successoribus regibuseiusdem, in feodoethereditateimperpetuum, per omnes 
rectas metas suas et diuisas, nouas et antiquas, cum vlna terre precedente in 
latitudine dicte venelle a radice muri dicti tencmenti, per supremum dominum 
nostrum Regem michi concessa, in limitibus, bondis, fronte et Cauda, longitudine 
ac latitudine prout jacet, in edificiis, domibus, cameris, soliis, woltis, repera- 
turis, muris, tegulis, tectis, lignis, tignis, meremiis, ferro, lapidibus, sabulo et 
calce in dicto tenemento cdificatis et ad iidem per me ordinatis et auisatis 
edificaturis; ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, 
asiamentis ac justis suis pertinenciis quibuscunque, tarn non nominatis quam 
nominatis, tarn sub terra quam supra terrain, prope et procul, ad dictum totum 



[ by them, and for me and my heirs by these presents for ever exoner and 
discharge them and their successors, provosts, bailies, councillors, and community of 
the said burgh. To hold and to have, all and whole the said tenement with the 
pertinents, to the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors, and community and their 
successors foresaid, from me and my heirs, of our sovereign lord the King of the 
kingdom of Scotland and Ins successors kings of the same, in fee and heritage for 
ever, by all their right meitlis and marches, new and old, with an ell of land going 
out before in the breadth of the said vennel from the foot of the wall of the said 
tenement, given to me by our sovereign lord the King, in the limits, bounds, fore and 
back, as it lies in length and breadth, in buildings, houses, chambers, floors, vaults, 
repertories, walls, tiles, roofs, timber, wood, materials, iron, stones, gravel and lime 
built in the said tenement and ordained and designed by me to be built upon the same ; 
and with all and sundry other liberties, commodities, easements and their just pertinents 
whatsoever, as well not named as named, as well under the ground as above the 
ground, far and near, belonging to all and whole the said tenement with the pertinents 
or that may justly belong in any way in time to come, freely, quietly, fully, wholly, 
honorably, well and in peace, without any hindrance or revocation whatsoever. Pay- 



1473.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 41 

et integrum tenementum cum pertinenciis spectantibus seu quomodolibet iuste 
spectare valentibus in futurum, Hbere, quieto, plenarie, integre, honorifice, 
bene et in pace, sine retinemento vel reuocatione aliquali. Reddendo inde, 
annuatim, dicti propositus, balliui, consules et communitas dicti burgi et sui suc- 
cessores predicti, supremo domino nostro Regi et suis successoribus,regibus regni 
Scocie, firmam regiam.cumseruicio in burgo indedebitoet consueto, ac capellano 
perpetuoetaltari Sancti Niniani fundatoetsituato in dicta ecclesia parochiali sex 
solidos et octo denarios annui redditus ac alios annuos redditus inde exeuntes 
et debitos 1 , tantum, pro omni alio onere, exaccione, seruicio seculari, exceptione, 
questione seu demanda, que de dicto toto et integro tenemento cum pertinenciis 
exigi poterunt quomodolibet vel requiri. Et ego, dictus Macolmus Flemyng, 
et lieredes mei dictum totum et integrum tenementum cum pertinenciis pre- 
fatis preposito, balliuis, consulibus et communitati dicti burgi, et suis succes- 
soribus predictis, in omnibus et per omnia vt premissum est contra omnes 
mortales, warantizabimus, acquietabimus et presentis carte tenore defendemus. 
In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum presenti carte mee est appensum. 

ing therefor, yearly, the said provost, bailies, councillors, and community of the said 
burgh and their successors foresaid to our sovereign lord the King and his successors, 
kings of the kingdom of Scotland, the royal ferine with service in burgh therefrom 
due and wont, and to the perpetual chaplain and the altar of Saint Ninian founded 
and situated in the said parish church six shillings and eight pennies of annual rent 
and other annual rents exigible and due therefrom 1 , only, for all other burden, exaction, 
secular service, exception, question or demand, which can in any way be asked or 
required of all and whole the said tenement with the pertinents. And I, the said 
Macolm Flemyng, and my heirs shall warrant, acquit, and by the tenor of the present 
charter defend all and whole the said tenement with the pertinents to the foresaid 
provost, bailies, councillors and community of the said burgh, and their successors 
foresaid, in all and by all, as aforesaid, against all mortals. In witness whereof my 
seal is appended to my present charter. At Kirkintulloch, on the thirteenth day 

1 The property was acquired by Malcolm under his great seal dated 10th November, 

Flemyng from William Bully, chaplain of the 1472. In this confirmation there is, iii addition 

altar of the Holy Cross in the parish church, to the ammalrent of 6s. 8d. to St. Ninian's 

conform to charter dated 27th February, 1471, altar, one of 2Gs. Sd. payable to the altar of 

which King James III. confirmed by charter St. Thomas, the Apostle, in the parish church. 



42 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1473. 

Apud Kirkintulloch, decimo tercio die raensis Nouembria anno Domini 
millesimo quadriugontesimo septuagesimo tercio, coram hiis testibus : Roberto 
Boyde, Willelmo de Lethprevir, Allano de Lethprevir, dominis Thoma Axt- 
kynaon, Jacobo Darow, capellauis, et Willelmo Cochran, cum diuersis aliis. 

of the month of November in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and 
seventy-three, in presence of these witnesses : Robert Boyde, William of Lethprevir, 
Allan of Lethprevir, Sir Thomas Axtkynsoun, Sir James Darow, chaplains, ami 
William Cochran, with sundry others. 

XXV. 

LETTERS by the Provost, Bailies, Council, and Community of the Burgh of 
Stirling, adjudging possession of a tenement in Stirling to the Altar of 
the Holy Trinity in the Parish Church, in default of payment of an annual 
rent. Stirling, 22nd April, 147G. 

Vnitjersis et singulis ad quorum noticias presentes litere peruenerint, pre- 
positus, balliui, consules et communitas burgi de Striuelin, salutem in Eo 
qui est omni vera salus. Cum pietatis et meriti sit opus, et nostro congruit 
officio, vnicuique secundum rei geste veritatem, presertim coram nobis pro- 
batam et corapertam, testimonium veridicum prohibere, in casu quo per maxime 
quo agnite veritatis occultatio, preiudicium, grauamen aut dispendium, generare 
poterit innocenti. Proinde estquod presentium per tenorem attestamur et fidele 
prohibemus testimonium quod alias in quatuor nostris curiis et nostri burgi 
predicti curiis capitalibus discretus vir, dominus Robertus Simsoun, capellanus 
perpetuus altaris Sancte Trinitatis fundati in ecclesia parochiali de Striuelin, 

To all and sundry to whose knowledge the present letters shall come, the provost, 
bailies, councillors, and community of the burgh of Strivelin, greeting in Him 
who is the true salvation of all. Whereas it is a work of godliness and merit, and 
becomes our office, to bear soothfast testimony to everyone according to the truth of 
the fact, especially when it is proved and found before us, in a case wherein exceed- 
ingly the concealment of known truth may generate damage, injury, or expense to 
the innocent. Therefore it is that by the tenor of these presents we attest and bear 
faithful testimony that certain times in our four courts and in the head courts of 



1476.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 43 

coram nobis in nostro pretorio consedentibus processit ct processus fecit, 
videlicit, in curia capitali post festum Pasche mensis Aprilis die tertio anno 
Domini millesimo cccc lxxv , in curia capitali post festum Sancti Michaelis 
archangeli, mensis, videlicet, Octobris die secundo, in curia capitali post festum 
Natiuitatis Domini die decimo quinto mensis Januarij et iu curia capitali post 
festum Pasche die vicesimo secundo mensis Aprilis anno Domini millesimo 
cccc°lxxyj° hoc, proximis successiue et immediate alternatim sequentibus, super 
vno tenemento terrc jacente in burgo nostro de Striuelin antedicto quod fuit 
quondam Johannis Worthy, jacente infra dictum burgum in Venella Castri ex 
parte occidentali Vici Regij inter terram Roberti Joffray ex parte australi ab 
vna et terrain Johannis Patonsoun ex parte boreali partibus ab alia, ob 
defectum solutionis vnius annui redditus decern et quinque solid orum annua- 
tim de prefato toto et integro tenemento; de quo annuo redditu nichil per 
certos annos et terminos recepit aut leuauit dictus dominus Robertus Simsoun 
seu i*ecipereaut leuare potuit. Vude prefatus dominus Robertus, Johanne Crage, 
Thoma Smytht ct Johanne Rodye, sergeandj, et diuersis testibus, burgi nostri 
predicti burgensibus, videlicet, Michaele Patonsoun, Johanne Patonsoun, Alex- 

our foresaid burgh a discreet man, Sir Robert Simsoun, perpetual chaplain of. the 
altar of the Holy Trinity founded in the parish church of Strivelin proceeded, and led 
a process before us sitting openly in our tolbooth, namely, in the head court after 
the feast of Pasch on the third day of the month of April the year of our Lord one 
thousand four hundred and seventy-five, in the head court after the feast of St. 
Michael the archangel, namely, on the second day of the month of October, in the 
head court after the feast of the Nativity of our Lord on the fifteenth day of the 
month of January, and in the head court after the feast of Pasch on this twenty- 
second day of the month of April in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred 
and seventy-six, next successively and immediately following each other, concerning 
a tenement of land lying in our foresaid burgh of Strivelin which belonged to the 
deceased John Worthy, lying within the said burgh in the Castle Vennel on the 
west side of the High Street between the land of Robert Joifray on the south side 
on the one part and the land of John Patonsoun on the north side on the other part, 
on account of the non-payment of an annual rent of fifteen shillings yearly from all 
and whole the foresaid tenement; of which annual rent the said Sir Robert Symsoun 
has received or uplifted or been able to receive or uplift nothing for certain years and 



44 CHARTERS RELATING TO | I 17*.. 

audro Cristall, Thoma Crage, Johanne Freman, Dauido Weilfeid, Gcorgeo 
Lyntoun et Alexandra Brouster, nostris auctoritate et mandato, ad predictum 
tenementum accesserunt vicissim, in qualibet ipsarum nostrarum curiarum, et 
nichil inibi preter terrain e\ lapides wide dictum tenementum astringi pro 
dicto annuo redditu aliqualiter possit inuenerunt; qui nobis in singulis curiis 
nostris presentauit. Et in ultima dieta predictarum curiarum comparuit idem 
dominua Robertus ct peciit judicium quod possessio illius tcncmenti cum 
pertinenciia sibi tanquam domino capitali et fundi eiusdem, sub Rege, in defectu 
dicti annui redditus non soluti, redundari et reuerti debeat ; et super hoc 
plegium obtinuit et inuenuit, quo plegio recepto et non contradicto, parte 
prosequente tunc de curia exeunte, et parte aduersa et defendenti sepe vocata 
ad comparendum defendendumque et resistendum parti prosequenti vel ad 
satisfaciendum dicto domino Roberto Simsoun, capellano, de annuis redditibus 
ex annis et terminis preteritis non solutis, vnacum dampnis et expensis super 
processu antedicto factis et faciendis ; qua parte aduersa non comparente, curia 
consulta, et parte prosequente introducta, possessio illius tenementi cum per- 

terms. Whereupon the foresaid Sir Robert, John Crage, Thomas Smytht and John 
Rodye, sergeants, and sundry witnesses, burgesses of our foresaid burgh, namely, 
Michael Patonsoun, John Patonsoun, Alexander Cristall, Thomas Crage, John Fre- 
man, David Weilfeid, George Lyntoun, and Alexander Brouster, by our authority 
and mandate, passed one after another to the foresaid tenement, at every one of our 
said courts, and found nothing there except earth and stones from which the said 
tenement could in any way be distrained for the said annual rent; which was repre- 
sented to us in our several courts. And in the last diet of our foresaid courts 
compeared the said Sir Robert and asked judgment that possession of the said 
tenement with the pertinents ought to return and revert to him as the lord in chief 
and of the ground of the same, under the King, in default of the said annual rent 
not being paid ; and upon this he obtained and found a pledge, which pledge being 
received and not gainsaid, the party prosecuting then leaving the court, and the 
opposite and defending party being of ttiincs called to compear and defend and oppose 
the party prosecuting or to satisfy the said Sir Robert Simsoun, chaplain, of the 
annual rents for the by past years and terms unpaid, together with the damages and 
expenses caused and to be caused in regard to the foresaid process ; which opposite 
party not compearing, the court having consulted, and the prosecuting party 



1476.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. i;> 

tinenciis adiudicata fuit dicto domino Roberto Simsoun, capellano, et suis 
successoribus perpetuis dicti altaris, imperpetuum hereditarie, per os Thome 
Steynesoun, tunc dempstarij sine judiciarij dicte curie ; quo adiudicato Dauid 
Murray, tunc temporis vnius balliuorum burgi prefati, statum, saisinam, et 
possessionem realem, actualem et corporalem, illius tenementi cum pertinenciis, 
saluo jure cuiuslibet, per terre et lapidis tradicionem, vt moris est burgurum, 
prefato domino Roberto Symsoun, capellano, tradidit vt congruit atque 
donauit; publiceque proclamare fecit quod si quis uel qua jus uel interesse 
ad predictum tenementum cum pertinenciis vindicare aut reclamare 
voluerit aut reclamauerit habere, infra tempus legittimum et jure statutum 
et indultum veniret et de annuis redditibus preteritis, expensis et aliis, refun- 
dendis satisfaceret, et quod dictum tenementum cum pertinenciis haberet 
solutum et quietum et possiderit pro perpetuo, prout expostulat et requirit juris 
ordo. Et hoc omnibus quorum interest uei interesse poterit notificamus per 
presentes. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum nostrum commune dicti burgi 
nostri, vnacum sigillo dicti Dauid Murray, balliui nostri, qui dictam, nostris ex 
mandato et precepto, contulit possessionem et saisinam prefati tenementi cum 

being brought in, by the mouth of Thomas Steynesoun, then dempster or judicial- 
of the said court, possession of the said tenement with the pertinents was adjudged 
to the said Sir Robert Simsoun, chaplain, and his perpetual successors at the said 
altar, heritably for ever; on which adjudication David Murray, then one of the 
bailies of the foresaid burgh, delivered and gave as became, to the foresaid Sir Robert 
Symsoun, chaplain, state, sasine, and real, actual and corporal possession of the said 
tenement with the pertinents, saving the right of every one, by delivery of earth and 
stone as the manner of burghs is; and caused it to be publicly proclaimed that if any 
one, man or woman, shall wish to challenge or claim, or shall claim to have right or 
interest in the foresaid tenement with the pertinents, he or she shall come within the 
lawful time appointed and allowed by law and make payment of the bypast annual 
rents, expenses and others, to be refunded, and that he shall have and possess the 
said tenement with the pertinents free and quit for ever, as the order of law demands 
and requires. And this to all who have or may have interest we notify by these 
presents. In witness whereof to these presents we have caused to be appended our 
common seal of our said burgh, together with the seal of the said David Murray, 
our bailie, who at our command and precept gave possession and sasine of the fore- 



it". CHARTERS RELATING TO | L476. 

pertinenciis, presentibus apponi fccimus. Apud dictum burgum nostrum 
vicessimo sccundo die meusis Aprilis anno Domini millesimo cccc lxxvj . 

said ten e ment with the pertinents. At our said burgh on the twenty second day 
of the month of April in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and 
seventy-six. 



INSTRUMENT setting forth the Union of the Altars of the Holy Trinity 
and of St. Thomas in the Parish Church of Stirling and the Institution 
of a Chaplain thereto. Stirling, 6th November, 1490. 

In Dei Nomine, amen. Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis 
pateat euidenter quod anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringen- 
tesimo monogesimo, die vero mensis Nouembris sexto, indictione octaua, 
pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini domini Innocencii, diuina 
prouidencia, Pape, octaui, anno septimo, ac regni excellentissimi principis 
supremique domini nostri regis Jacobi quarti Scotorum regis illustrissimi anno 
tercio : In mei, notarii publici, et testium subscriptorum, presencia personaliter 
constitutus venerabilis vir, magister Duncanus Bully, archidiaconus Dunblan- 
ensis, accedens ad insulam Sancte Trinitatis situatam et fundatam in ecclesia 
parochiali de Striueling, et ibidem cum consensu et assensu prepositi et 

In the name of God, amen. By this present public instrument be it manifestly 
known to all that on the sixth day of November in the year of the incarnation 
of our Lord one thousand four hundred and ninety, in the eighth indiction, the 
seventh year of the pontificate of the most holy father in Christ and lord, lord Innocent 
the eighth, by divine providence, Pope, and in the third year of the reign of the 
most excellent prince and our sovereign lord King James the Fourth, most illustrious 
King of Scots : In presence of me, notary public, and witnesses underwritten, per- 
sonally compeared a venerable man master Duncan Bully, archdeacon of Dunblane, 
passing to the aisle of the Holy Trinity situated and founded in the parish church of 



1490.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 47 

balliuorum necnon et consilio burgi antedicti de Striueling, vt ipse asseruit se 
esse patronum altarium Sancte 'Trinitatis et Sancti Thome, apostoli, et ibidem 
vniuit et coniuxit altare Sancti Thome, apostoli, ad altare Sancte Trinitatis, 
quia annui redditus eorundem fuerunt distructe per combustionem ville quod 
non potuerunt sustinere duos capellanos, sed minime vnum. Et immediate 
dictus magister Duncanus Bully, cum consensu et assensu propositi et balliu- 
orum necnon et consilio burgi antedicti de Striueling contulit et dedit 
institucionem discrete viro, domino Roberto Symsoun, capellano de dictis 
altaribus, per tradicionem cornu altaris, semper et quousque dictus magister 
Duncanis potuit optiuere certos anuuos redditus de bonis suis sibi a Deo 
collatis, ad sustencionem duorum capellanorum. De et super quibus, omnibus 
et singulis, dictus dominns Robertus Simsoun a me notario publico subscripto 
sibi fieri peciit vnum aut plura publicum sen publica instrumentum aut 
instruinenta. Acta fuerunt hec apud insulam antedictam in ecclesia paro- 
chiali antedicta de Striueling bora quasi decima aute merediem vel eocirca, 
sub anno, die, mense, indictione et pontificatu quibus supra. Presentibus : 
Duncano Forester de Torwode, Johanne Stewart de Jhonnestouu, Waltero 

Striveling and there with consent and assent of the provost and bailies and also with 
the council of the foresaid burgh of Striveling, as he asserted himself to he patron of 
the altars of the Holy Trinity and St. Thomas, the apostle, and there united and 
conjoined the altar of St. Thomas, the apostle, to the altar of the Holy Trinity, because 
the annual rents of the same were destroyed by the burning of the town so that they 
were unable to sustain two chaplains, but one only. And immediately the said 
master Duncan Bully, with consent and assent of the provost and bailies and also with 
the council of the foresaid burgh of Striveling bestowed and gave institution to a 
discreet man, Sir Robert Symsoun, chaplain of the said altars, by delivering the 
horn of the altar, always and until the said master Duncan could obtain certain 
annual rents of his goods bestowed on him by God, for the support of two chaplains. 
Whereupon, all and sundry, the said Robert Simsoun asked from me notary public 
subscribing to make to him one or more public instrument or instruments. These 
things were done at the foresaid aisle in the foresaid parish church of Striveling the 
tenth hour before noon or thereabout, in the year, day, month, indiction and 
pontificate aforesaid. Present : Duncan Forester of Torwode, John Stewart of 
Jhonnestoun, "Walter Forester, Thomas Forester, Adam Bully, Alexander Nortoun, 



48 > 1 1 A RTERS RELATING TO [1490. 

Forester, Thoma Forester, Adam Bully, Alexandre Nortoun, Jacobo Dausoun, 
Roberto Simsoun, Thoma Cragyngelt de eodem, Johanne Crag, domino Dauid 
Robertsoun, vicario de Kirkintulloch, domino Roberto Mure, rectore de Glen- 
dovane ct Willelrno Speyr, cum diuersis aliis vocatis, rogatis et requisitis in 
fidem et testimonium omnium et singulorum premissorum. 

Et ego, Alexander Fresser, presbyter, Sanctiandree diocesis, publicus 
auctoritatibus imperiali ac regali notarius, quia prefatis omnibus et 
singulis dum sic ut premittitur nee non ct vnioni eorundem altarumi 
presens personaliter fui ; caque omnia et singula sic fieri, vidi, sciui, et 
audiui, ac in notam recepi, indeque presens publicum instrumentum, 
alterius manu me aliis prepedito peragendis fideliter scriptum confeci, 
et hie me manu mea propria subscribendo in hanc publicam formam 
redegi, signoque ac nomine meis solitis et consuetis signaui, rogatus et 
requisitus, in fidem et testimonium omnium et singulorum premissorum. 

Alexr. Fresser. 



James Dausoun, Robert Sirasoun, Thomas Cragyngelt of that ilk, John Crag, Sir 
David Robertsoun, vicar of Kirkintulloch, Sir Robert Mure, rector of Glendovane, 
and William Speyr, with sundry others, called, asked and required, in faith and 
testimony of all and sundry the premises. 

And I, Alexander Fresser, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, notary public 
by imperial and royal authority, because I was personally present at all and 
sundry the foresaid things while done as aforesaid and also at the union of 
the said altars; and I saw, knew and heard the same, all and sundry, so done, 
and took a note thereupon ; and therefrom have made this present public instru- 
ment, faithfully written by the hand of another, I being occupied in doing 
of other things, and hereon subscribing my proper hand have reduced 
into this public form, and signed with my sign and name used and wont, 
being asked and required in faith and testimony of all and sundry the 
premises. 

Alexr. Fresser. 



1492.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 



XXVII. 

CHARTER by Richard Crystysone, Canon of the Collegiate Church of Aber- 
nethy, giving and confirming certain annual rents to the Altar of St. James 
in the Parish Church of Stirling and appointing the Community of 
Stirling patrons of the Altar. Stirling, 2nd April, 1492. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris. Ricardus Crystysone, canonicus 
ecclesie collegiate de Abernethy, salutem et mutuam in Domino caritatem. 
Nouerit vniuersitas vestra me, zelo et instinctu deuocionis et compunctionis 
motum, in potestate legali existentem, pro salubri statu et regimine supremi 
domini nostri domini Jacobi quarti Scotorum Regis illustrissimi meorumque 
consanguineorum et successorum, saluteque animarum ipsius Regis nostri 
parentumque amicorum, predicessorum et successorum, ac omnium fidelium 
defunctorum, in laudem, gloriam et honorem Dei Omnipotentis, beate Virginis 
Marie matris sue gloriose, Sancti Jacobi apostoli et omnium sanctorum, dedisse, 
concessisse, assignasse, et hoc presenti scripto meo confirmasse Deo et beato 
Jacobo apostolo et ipsius beati Jacobi altari situato et locato infra nauem 
ecclesie parochialis de Striueling, et vni capellano inibi in diuinis perpetue 
celebraturo, annuos redditus subscriptos: — In primis, vnum annuum redditum 

To all who shall see or hear this charter. Richard Crystysone, canon of the collegiate 
church of Abernethy, greeting and mutual love in the Lord. Be it known to you 
all that I, moved with zeal and prompting of devotion and compunction, being in 
legal power, for the salutary state and government of our sovereign lord, lord James 
the fourth, most illustrious king of Scots, and of my kinsmen and successors, and for 
the salvation of the souls of our said King and of my parents, friends, predecessors and 
successors, and of all the faithful dead, to the praise, glory and honour of God Almighty, 
of the blessed Virgin Mary, his glorious mother, of St. James the apostle and of all 
saints, have given, granted, assigned, and by this my present writing have confirmed 
to God and Saint James the apostle and to the altar of the said Saint James situated 
and placed within the nave of the parish church of Striveling, and to one chaplain 
perpetually to celebrate divine service therein, the annualrents underwritten :— 
Tn the first, an annualrent of thirty shillings from the Hospital of St. James ; also an 



50 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1 l.»i' 

tie hospitali Sancti Jacobi, triginta solidorum ; item, vnum annuum redditum 
quinque solidorum de terris jacentibus ex parte boriali pontis de Striueling ; 
item, de vno orto pertinente Sancto Jacobo jacente ex parte australi pontis 
de Striueling, vnum annuum redditum triginta solidorum; item, vnum annuum 
redditum decern et octo denariorum de vna crofta jacente prope le Boroivmyll 
ex parte australi eiusdcm ; item, vnum annuum redditum duorum solidorum 
de terra pertinente Roberto Greg jacente in Alto Vico ex parte boriali inter 
terram quondam WillelmiBenneisex parte oecidentali ctterram Willelmi Luter 
ex parte orientali ; item, vnum annuum redditum decern et trium solidorum 
ac quatuor denariorum de terra Tliome Crag jacente in Alto Vico ex parte 
boriali eiusdcm ; item, vnum annuum redditum de terra Walteri George sex 
solidorum et octo denariorum jacente in Alto Vico ex parte boriali eiusdem ; 
item, vnum annuum redditum quinque solidorum et sex denariorum de terra 
Mathei Forestare jacente in le Mary Wynde; item, vnum annuum redditum 
sex solidorum et octo denariorum de terra Johannis Adamsone in le Castell 
Wynde ; item, vnum annuum redditum viginti solidorum et octo denariorum 
de terra Johannis Crag jacente in Alto Vico ex parte boriali eiusdem inter 
terram quondam Ricardi Mure ex parte orientali et terram Johannis Forestare 

annualrent of live shillings from lands lying on the north side of the bridge of 
Striveling ; also from a garden belonging to Saint James lying on the south side of 
the bridge of Striveling an annualrent of thirty shillings ; also, an annualrent of 
eighteen pennies from a croft lying near the Borowinyll on the south side of the same ; 
also, an annualrent of two shillings from a land belonging to Robert Greg lying in 
the High Street on the north side between the land of the deceased William Benneis 
on the west side and the land of William Luter on the east side ; also, an annualrent 
of thirteen shillings and four pennies from the land of Thomas Crag lying in the High 
Street on the north side of the same ; also, an annualrent of six shillings and eight 
pennies from the land of Walter George lying in the High Street on the north side 
of the same; also, an annualrent of five shillings and six pennies from the land of 
Mathew Forestare lying in the Mary Wynde ; also, an annualrent of six shillings 
and eight pennies from the land of John Adamsone in the Castell Wynde ; also, an 
annualrent of twenty shillings and eight pennies from the land of John Crag lying 
in the High Street on the north side of the same between the land of the deceased 
Richard Mure on the east side and the land of John Forestare on the west side ; also 



1492.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 5] 

ex parte occidentali ; item, vnuin anniium redditum decern solidorum de terra 
Johannis Crag jacente in le Mary Wynde; item, vnum annuum redditum 
viginti solidorum de vna terra jacente in le Bakraw inter terrain quondam 
Magistri Roberti Forestare ex parte occidentali et terrain quondam Johannis 
Robisonc ex parte orientali ; item, vnum annuum redditum decern et sex soli- 
dorum de terra Johannis Robysone jacente super le Bakraw jacente inter 
terram Ricardi Crystysone ex parte occidentali et terrain Ricardi Curry ex 
parte orientali ; item, vnum annuum redditum decern et sex solidorum de 
terris Roberti Lawsone jacentibus in le Myddylraw inter terram Alexandri 
Cossoure ex parte occidentali et terrain Johannis Modane ex parte orientali ; 
item, de terra Johannis Crag in Alto Vico ex parte boriali jacente infra terram 
quondam Ricardi Mure ex parte orientali et terram Johannis Forestare ex 
parte occidentali vnum annuum redditum decern et trium solidorum ac quatuor 
denariorum, pro obitu meo. Tenendos et habendos omnes et singulos pre- 
dictos annuos redditus beato Jacobo apostolo altarique suo prefato, et vni 
capellano inibi in diuinis perpetue celibraturo, et successoribus suis qui pro 
tempore fuerint, de Deo et beato Jacobo, in puram, piam et perpetuam 
elimosinam, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas 

an annualrent of ten shillings from the land of John Crag lying in Mary Wynde; 
also, an annualrent of twenty shillings from a land lying in the Bakraw between the 
land of the deceased Mr. Robert Forestare on the west part and the land of the 
deceased John Robisone on the east part; also, an annualrent of sixteen shillings from 
the land of John Robysone lying upon the Bakraw lying between the land of Richard 
Crystysone on the west part and the land of Richard Curry on the east part ; also 
an annualrent of sixteen shillings from the land of Robert Lawsone, lying in the 
Myddylraw between the land of Alexander Cossoure on the west side and the land 
of John Modane on the east side ; also, from the land of John Crag in the High 
Street on the north side lying within the land of the deceased Richard Mure on the 
east part and the land of John Forestare on the west part an annualrent of thirteen 
shillings and four pennies, for my obit. To hold and to have all and sundry the 
foresaid annualrents to St. James the apostle and his altar foresaid, and to a chaplain 
for ever to celebrate divine service there, and to his successors who shall be for the 
time, of God and St. James, in pure, pious and perpetual alms, in fee and heritage 
for ever, by all their right meiths and marches, with all and sundry liberties, com- 



5a CHARTERS RELATING TO [1492. 

et diuisas, cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysiamentis, 
ac iustis pertincntiis suis quibuscunque, adco libere, quicte, plenarie, integre, 
honoririce. bene et in pace, sicut aliqui annui redditus cum pertinentiis per 
quemcuuque cuicunquc capellanie sen altari aut aliis quibusuis piis vsubus 
infra hoc regnum Scotic conceduntur, assignantur, dantur et confirmantur. 
Faciendo inde, annuatim et indies, capellanus dictc capellanie qui pro tempore 
fuerit, apud dictum altare missarum priuatarum et aliarum precium et 
oracionum suffragia deuotarum ; nee non supportando et celebrari faciendo 
annuatim idem capellanus, per capellanos celebrantes in choroecclesieparochialis 
do Striueling, in die obitus mei, exequias cum nouem lectionibus missisque 
priuatis; et vna missa de requie cum nota in crastina, vt moris est,cereis 
accensis et campanis solemniter pulsatis, tantum, pro omni alio onere, 
exaccione, questione, seruicio seculari seu demanda, que de dictis annuis 
redditibus exigi poterunt quomodolibet vel requiri. Quos quidem annuos 
redditus predictos cum pertinentiis, ego Ricardus Crystesone antedictus, suc- 
cessoresque mei, et communitas dicti burgi de Striueling qui pro tempore 
fuerint, dicto beato Jacobo altarique suo predicto et capellano eiusdem qui 
pro tempore fuerit, in omnibus et per omnia vt premissum est, contra omnes 
mortales warrantizabimus, acquietabimus et imperpetuum defendemus et 

modities, easements and their just pertinents whatsoever, as freely, quietly, fully, 
wholly, honourably, well and in peace, as any annualrcnts with the pertinents are 
granted, assigned, given and confirmed by any one to any chaplainry or altar or to 
any other pious uses whatever within this kingdom of Scotland. Giving therefor, 
the chaplain of the said chaplainry who shall be for the time, yearly and daily at 
the said altai-, suffrages of private masses and other prayers and devout supplications; 
the said chaplain also supporting and causing to be celebrated yearly by the chap- 
lains celebrating in the choir of the parish church of Striveling, on the day of my 
obit, exequies with nine lessons and private masses ; and with one mass of requiem, 
with note, on the morrow, as the manner is, with wax candles kindled and bells 
solemnly rung, only, for all other burden, exaction, question, secular service or demand, 
which can be any way asked or required of the said annualrents. Which foresaid 
annualrents with the pertinents, I, Richard Crystesone foresaid and my successors 
and the community of the said burgh of Striveling who shall be for the time, shall 
warrant, acquit, and for ever defend to the said St. James and his foresaid altar and 



1492.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 53 

defendent. Donationem vero dicte capellanie, dum earn tociens quociens 
quouismodo de iure et dc facto vacare contigerit, communitas dicti burgi et suc- 
cessores sui ipsarn dent et conferant capellano ydoneo examinato et sufficienti 
saltern in litteratura ad diuina inibi ministranda reperto, quos patronos, 
protectores et defensores eiusdem facio, deputo, specialiter et ordino. In cuius 
rei testimonium sigiilum meum et sigillum commune dicti burgi de Striueling 
presenti carte mee sunt appensa, apud pretorium eiusdem secundo die mensis 
Aprilis anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo nonogesimo secundo. Pre- 
sentibus : Honorabilibus et prouidis viris, Duncano Forestare de Torwode, 
Johanne Stewart de Johonstoune, Patricio Redhucht, Johanne Patonsone, 
Johanne Aysone, Alexandro Nortoune, Johanne Crag, et Thorn a Name, bur- 
s dicti burgi, cum diuersis aliis. 



the chaplain of the same who shall be for the time, in all and by all as aforesaid, 
against all mortals. But the donation of the said chaplainry, while and so often as 
it shall happen in any way by right and by fact to fall vacant, the community of the 
said burgh and their successors, whom I make, depute and specially ordain, to be patrons, 
protectors and defenders thereof, shall give and confer the same on a fit chaplain 
examined and found sufficient at least in literature to minister divine service thereat. 
In witness whereof my seal and the common seal of the said burgh of Striveling are 
appended to my present charter, at the tolbooth of the same on the second day of 
April the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and ninety-two. Present : 
Honourable and provident men, Duncan Forestare of Torwode, John Stewart of 
Johnstoune, Patrick Redhucht, John Patonsone, John Aysone, Alexander Nortoune, 
John Crag and Thomas Name, burgesses of the said burgh, with divers others. 



DECREE of the Lords Auditors of Causes and Complaints, ordaining certain 
persons to desist from occupying the fishings of the Water of Forth 
belonging to the burgh of Stirling. Edinburgh, 12th December, 1494. 

The lordis auditouris decrettis and deliueris that William Michelson, Johnne 
Bennate, Adam Wise, Johnne Cowy, Johnne Higgin, William Wilson, William 
Youg, Robert Dauidsoun, Johnne Wilsoun, Hew Adamsoun, Alexander Mor- 



■ -I CHARTERS RELATING TO | I 194. 

touii, William Stcvin, Johimc Rannaldsone, James Brechin, Thomas Michelson, 
Jolnmc Wil.-on. Johnne Tynklare, and ane eallit Primros, sail dccest and ces 
fra the occupatioun and intrometting with the fischings of the wattcr of Forth 
pertening to the toun and burgh of Striueling, to be broikit and joisit be the 
prouest, bailveis, and communitc of the said burgh of Striueling, efter the 
forme and tcnour of the charter and infeftmcnt maid to thaim thairupon of 
auld be our Souerane Lordis predecessour, vnder his grete sele, schewiu and 
producit before the lordis ; and als decrettis and deliueris that the saidis personis 
sail content and pay to the said prouest, bailycis, and communite of Striueling 
the fische and profitis of the said fisching insafer as thai may sufficiently pref 
that the saidis personis lies takin up and intromettit with of the ix yeris 
clamit od thaim in the summondis ; to the productioun of the quhilk pre if 
the lordis assigDis to the said prouest bailyeis and communite the ix day of 
Marche nixt tocum, with continuatioun of daiis ; and ordinis thaim to haf 
lettres to summond thair witnes and to warne the partij to here thaim sworn. 



XXIX. 

DECREE by the Lords of the King's Council ordaining that the Provost, 
Bailies, and Community of Stirling cease to occupy certain fishings which 
are to be eujoyed by the Abbot and Convent of Cambuskenneth. Edin- 
burgh, 19th February, 1495-6. 

At Edinburgh, the nyntene day of Februar the yeir of God ane thousand foure 
hundreth fourscore and fyftene yeris, the lordis of the counsale vnderwrittin, 
that is to say, nobill and michty lordis Archibald erle of Angus, &c, chancellarc 
of Scotland, Archibald erle of Argile, &c, maister of houshald to oure Souerane 
Lord, Patrik erle of Bothuile, lord Halis, &c.,ane venerabill fader in God, Johne 
prior of Sanctandros, William lord Borthuik, John lord Drummond, Laurence 
lord Oliphant, William lord Sanct Johnns, Johnne Ogilby of Fingasc, maister 
Richard Lausone, and maister James Henrison, decretis and deliueris that 
for ocht that thai haue yit sene, the provest, baillies and communite of 
Striueling sail desist and cess fra the occupatioun of the fischeing of the 
watter of Forth betuix the abbay of Cambuskynneth and Polmais, and of 



1495-6.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 55 

the fischeing of the watter of Kersy and Tulibody, to be broukit and joisit 
be ane venevabill fader in God, Henry abbot of Cambuskynncth, and the 
convent of the samyn, eftir the forme of the charteris and eiudentis maid to 
thame tharupone, schev/in aud producit before the lordis; and als decretis and 
deliueris that the said provest, baillies and communite sail content and pay to 
the saidis abbot aud conuent the proffittis of the saidis fischeings in sa far as 
thai may sufficientlie preif the saidis prouest, baillies and communite, lies taken 
vp and intromettit with the samyn of the twenty-five yeris conteuit in the 
summondis; to the production of the quhilk preif the lordis assignis to the 
saidis abbot and convent the xxi day of Maii nixt to cum, with continuatioun 
of days; and ordanis thame to haue lettres to summond thare witnes and the 
party to heir thaim swovne. 



INSTRUMENT setting forth the Institution by the Provost, Bailies, and 
Community of Stirling of a Chaplain to St. James' Altar in the Parish 
Church. Stirling, 19th April, 1496. 

In Dei Nomine, amen. Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis 
pateat eiudenter quod anno incarnationis Dominice millesimo quadringintesimo 
nonagesimo sexto, mensis vero Aprilis decimo nono die, indictione decima 
quarta, pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini 
Alexandri, diuina prouidencia Pape, sexti, anno tercio: In mei notarii publici 
et testium subscriptorum presentia.personalter constitutus nobilis et honorabilis 

In the name op God, amen. By this present public instrument be it manifestly 
known to all men that in the year of the incarnation of our Lord one thousand four 
hundred and ninety-six, on the nineteenth day of the month of April, in the four- 
teenth indiction, in the third year of the pontificate of the most holy father in Christ 
and our lord, lord Alexander the sixth, by divine providence Pope : In presence of 
me notary public and of the witnesses underwritten, personally compeared a noble 



56 Ul a 15TER8 RELATING TO [1496. 

vir Jacobus Mentetht. vnus balliuorum burgi de Striueling, accedens ad altare 
Saucti Jacobi, apostoli, situatum et fundatum in ccclcsia Sancti Crucis dicti 
burgi, ex speciali maudato prepositi, balliui [et] communitatis dicti burgi, 
instituit [et] induxit in realcni, actualem et corporalem possessionem, discretum 
virum, dominum Jacobum Crage, in dicto altari, per traditionem calicis, libri, 
et cetera ornamenta altaris, vnacum cornua eiusdem. Super quibus, omnibus 
et singulis, prefatus dominus Jacobus Crage, a me, notario publico subscripto, 
sibi fieri peciit, vnum aut plura publicum seu publica instrumentum aut instru- 
menta, cum appensione sigilli dicti Jacobi Mentetht, balliui, communienda. 
Acta l'uerunt hec in dicta ecclesia, bora decima ante merediem vel eacirca, 
sub anno, die, mense, indictione et pontificatu, quibus supra. Presentibus : 
Honorabilibus et prouidis viris, Duncano Forstar de Skipiucht, milite, 
Waltero Forstar, Thoma Forstar, Johanne Lokart, Jacobo Spitale, Roberto 
Simsone ; dominis Jacobo Franche, Thoma Joffrasone, Johanne Aisone et 
domino Alexandro Fresale, capellanis; cam diuersis aliis, testibus ad premissa 
vocatis specialiter atque rogatis. 

Et ego, Thomas Kircaldy, presbiter, Sanctiandree diocesis [etc.] 

and honourable man James Mentetht, one of the bailies of the burgh of Strivelinj 
passing to the altar of Saint James, the apostle, situated and founded in the church of 
the Holy Cross of the said burgh, by special command of the provost, bailies and 
munity of the said burgh, instituted and inducted a discreet man, Sir James C 
in the real, actual and corporal possession in the said altar by delivery of the chalice, 
book, and other ornaments of the altar, together with the horns of the same. 
Whereupon, all and sundry, the foresaid Sir James Crage asked from me, notary 
public subscribing, to make to him one or more public instrument or instruments, 
to be confirmed with appending of the seal of the said James Mentetht, bailie. 
These things were done in the said church, the tenth hour before noon, or thereabout, 
the yeai-, day, month, indiction and pontificate, as above. Present: honourable and 
prudent men, Duncan Forstar of Skipincht, knight, Walter Forstar, Thomas Forstar, 
John Lokart, James Spitale, Robert Simsone ; Sirs James Franche, Thomas Joflra- 
sone, John Aisone and Sir Alexander Fresale, chaplains ; with sundry others, witnesses 
to the promises specially called and asked. 

And I Thomas Kircaldy, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews [etc., being usual 
docquet.] 



1501.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 57 

XXXI. 

SUBMISSION and Compromise between the Abbot and Convent of Cam- 
buskenneth and the Community of the Burgh of Stirling as to Fishings 
in the Water of Forth. Edinburgh, 31st March, 1501. 

At Edinburgh, the last day of March e the yere of God j m v c and ane yere, ane 
venerabill fader in God, Henry abbot of Cambuskynneth, for him self and as 
lauchfull procuratour for the convent of the samyn on the taparte, and richt 
honorabill men, Sir Duncan Forester of Skippinche, knycht, James of Menteth, 
provest of Striueling, and George of Crechtoun of Brethirtoun, for thaim self and 
in the name and behalue as lauchfull procuratouris for the haile communite 
of the burgh of Striueling on the tother parte, ar fully compromittit till abide 
and vnderly the counsale, decrete, ordinance and finall deliuerance of thir 
persouns vnderwrittin, that is to say, ane reuerend fader in God, William 
bischope of Abirdene, richt venerabill men Sir Robert Wallis, archedene of 
Sanctandros, maister Richard Mureheid, dene of Glasgow and secretar till our 
Souerane Lord, maister Walter Drummond, dene of Dunblane and clerk of the 
register, and Maister Gawane of Dunbar, dene of Murray, as jugis arbitratouris 
and amicabill componitouris evinly and indeferentlie chosin be the partijs 
forsaidis to knaw and decide apoun the retreting of ane act gevin be the 
lordis of our Souerane Lordis counsale for the saide venerabill fader and convent 
of Cambuskynneth anent the fisching of ane parte of the wattir of Forth 
clamit to pertene to thame ; and in likewis to knaw and decide apoun all 
and sundry the poyntis and articlis contenit in our Souerane Lordis letteris 
of summondis for the retreting of the saide act, raisit be the saide provest, 
bailyeis, counsale and communite of the said burgh of Striueling, and in all 
vther poyntis that they haue to say or allege aganis the saide act for the 
retreting of the samyn; and als to knaw and decide apoun the principale 
ground richt of the saide fisching of the saide parte of wattir of Forth clamit 
be athir of the saidis partijs to pertene to thame; and quhat the saidis jugis 
chosin decretis and deliueris in the premissis baith the saidis partijs ar bundin, 
oblist and sworne, lelelie and treulie, be the faithis and trouthis in thar bodeis, 
the haly ewangellis tuichit, finalie and perpetually to obserue, kepe and fulfill, 



CHARTERS RELATING TO [1501. 

for thame and fchare successouris, but apellatioun or reuocatioun in tyme tocum. 
The quhilkis jugis arbitratouris and amicabill componitouris sail convene and 
forgaddir in Edinburgh the tend day of Maij nixt to cum and sail tak the saide 
mater debatabil) in and apoun thame, and salbe sworne in elikewis lelelie and 

treulie be thare conscience and knaulege to counsale, decrete and diliuer 
thairintill, and sail geif furth thare decrete and finale deliuerance in the saide 
mater within the space of xx dais nixteftir following the saide tend day of Maij, 
but ony langar delay. And gif it happinis any of the saidis jugis arbitratouris 
to be absent the saidis partijs sallcheisanc vther siclike jugc in his stede quhilk 
salbe suorne in elikewis, but preiudice of partij. And in the meynetyme it is 
finalie appoyntit and concordit betuix the saidis partijs that the proffite of the 
fisching of the saide parte of wattir sail stand and remain as it now dois, but 
ony nouatioun, ay and quhill the saide mater debatabill be decidit be the 
saidis jugis and to the saide day of the saide decisioun. In witnes of the 
quhilk thing baith the saidis partijs has subscriuit this compromiss with thare 
handis, ye re, day and place foresaidis, befor thir witnes: maister Henry Quhite, 
persoun of Rothes, Johanne Leslie of Wardross, Johnne Month, maister 
Alexander Leslie, Robert Hammiltoun, Richard Mekle and William Clerk, 
publict notaris, with vtheris diuers. (Signed) H. abbas de Cambuskynneth ; 
Duncan Forester of Garden. 

XXXII. 

DECREET pronounced by the Bishop of Aberdeen and others in Submission 
between the Community of the Burgh of Stirling and the Abbot and 
Convent of Cambuskenneth as to Fishings in the Forth. Edinburgh, 
20th July, 1501. 

In the name of God, amen. We, William bischop of Abirdene, James abbot 
of Skone, Recharde Murehede dene of Glasgw, Gawane of Dunbar dene of 
Murray e, Walter Drummond dene of Dunblane, Rechard Lausoun and James 
Henrisoun, jugis arbitratouris and amycable compositouris, evinly chosin betuix 
ane venerable fadir in God, Henry abbot of Cambuskenneth, for himself and 
his convent of the samyn, haffand sufficient power tharto, on the tane parte, 



1501.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 59 

and James of Mentcth, provest of Striueling, Sir Duncan Forestare of Skip 
Inch, knycht, Alexander Levingstoun of Donypace, Edwerde Spittaile and 
Patrick Redehuch, as procuratouris and commissionaris for the burgh and 
communite of Striueling, havand sufficient commissioun, autorite and power, 
for the tothir parte, beand faithfullie compromittit, bundin and oblist, for 
thame, thar successouris and eftircummaris, to abide, vndrelie and fulfill oure 
decrete, deliuerance and counsale ; and we, takand in and apone us to decerne, 
deliuer and counsale betuix the saidis partijs in ane actioun and caus movit 
betuix thame anent the fisching of the watter of Forth, etc. — The forsaidis 
partiis thar allegeance, richtis and euidentis, herde, sene and vnderstand, and 
thaireftir examinand and diligentlie assayand concord betuix the saidis partiis 
in the name of God incallit, procedand to our deliuerance be consent and 
commonyng of the saidiis partiis, decernis, deliueris and counsalis that the 
saidis abbot, convent, and thar successouris, sail hafe perpetualie the fisching 
of five cobillis vp and doun at the plesour of thame in the said watter of Forth, 
in the quhilkis five cobillis ar includit and contenit the twa cobillis that the said 
place had of befor, to be brukit and joisit perpetualy, with all fredomes and 
commodites, be the saidis abbot and convent and thar successouris; and als the 
said communite and tovne of Striueling sail pay to the said Henry, abbot of 
Cambuskenneth, the sovme of tuenty pundis at his will, for the quhilkis the 
said communite and toun of Striueling sail peciable brake and jois in tyme 
cummyn the remanent of the saidis fischingis and cobillis of the said watter 
of Forth, with sic like fredomes and priueleges as thai brukit of befor, but 
impediment, vexatioun or tribull to be done or maid be the saidis abbot and 
convent or thar successouris or ony vtheris in thair behalf. And als the said 
venerable fader be this decrete and counsale tendis nocht to gif our the effect 
of the decrete of parliament gottin in the tyme of King Dauid anens his 
cruffis vnder the said abbaye, bot reseruis the samyn efter the forme of the 
commoun law. And als the said venerable has nocht compromittit him nor 
his convent in ony maner of waye tueching his tende salmond of the said 
watter. And als the said venerable fader for him self and his convent sail 
renunce and gif our the tenor of the decrete gevin at Edinburgh the xix day 
of Februar the yer of God j m iiij c nynte and fife yeris, except the said five cobillis 
and the will of the said xx li. and the articulis abone expremit; and dischargis 



GO CHARTERS RELATING TO [1501. 

the said toun and eommoiiite of all sovmesand proffetis that he or his convent 
may requir in ony tymes bipast. Aud clikcwis the saidis communite and 
toun discharges and quitclames the said venerable fader and convent of all 
sovmes, clames and questiones of the saidis fischingis abone cxpreinit, or ony 
clame that thai may ask at thame in ony tyme bipast, but fraude or gile. 
In witnes of the quhilk thing, to the parte of this deliuerance and decrete 
remanand with the said tovne and commonite of Striueling the said venerable 
fadir has appendit and tohung the common sele of thar said place and abbay 
with the subscriptioun of our handis; and elikewis to the tothir parte of this 
deliuerance and decrete remanand with the saidis venerable fader and convent 
the said commonite of the tovne of Striueling has appendit and tohung the 
commoun sele of the said tovne with our saidis subscriptiouns. At Edinburgh 
the tuenty day of Julij the yere of God j m v c and ane yere. (Signed) Will s 
Aberdonensis ; Jacobus abbas de Scona ; Ricardus Muirheid, decanus 
Glasgensis; Gavanus Dunbar, decanus Morauensis; Walterus Drummonde, 
Dunblanensis decanus; R. Lausoun. 



XXXIII. 

CHARTER by King James the Fourth to the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, 
and Community of the Burgh of Stirling, of the office of Sheriff within 
the burgh and territory and liberty of the same. Stirling, 12th October, 
1501. 

Jacobus, Dei gracia, Rex Scotorum : Omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre 
sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis quod pro singulari fauore quern gerimus 
erga burgum nostrum de Striueling, et pro communi commodo et vtilitate 
eiusdem, necnon pro fideli et gratuito seruicio nobis per dilectos nostros pre- 
po.situm,balliuos,consules et communitatem dicti nostri burgi,impenso,dedimus, 

James, by the grace of God, King of Scots : To all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that for the singular favor which we bear 
towards our burgh of Striveling, and for the common weal and advantage of the 
same, and for the faithful and gratuitous service done to us by our lovites the 



1501.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. Gl 

concessimus et commisiraus, et hac presenti carta nostra damns, concedimus et 
commitimus, dictis preposito, balliuis, consulibus et communitati, officium vice- 
comitatus de Striueling infra burgnm nostrum de Striueling, territorium et 
libertatem eiusdem, cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, priuelegijs, pro- 
ficuis ct deuorijs dicti officij. Quodquidem officium fuit Alexandri Cunyng- 
hame de Polmays, militis, vicecomitis nostri de Striueling et sibi pertinebat 
per donationem eiusdem ei et vni heredi sibi proxime et immediate successuro 
desuper confectam; et quod officium idem Alexander, non vi aut metu ductus 
nee errore lapsus, sed sua mera et spontanea voluntate, in manus nostras apud 
Striueling, per fustem et baculum, et suos procuratores ad hoc legittime con- 
stitutes, sursum reddidit pureque simpliciter resignauit,et totum jus et clameum 
quod in eodem habuit seu habere potuit pro se et heredibus suis omnino 
quittumclamauit imperpetuum. 1 Et nos igitur fecimus, constituimus et ordin- 
auimus, et hac presenti carta nostra facimus, constitumus et ordinamus, pre- 
positum et balliuos dicti nostri burgi de Striueling, nunc presentes, et 

provost, bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh, we have given, granted 
and committed, anil by this our present charter give, grant and commit to the said 
provost, bailies, councillors and community, the office of sheriff of Striveling within 
our burgh of Striveling, territory and liberty of the same, with all and sundry 
liberties, privileges, profits and dues of the said office. Which office belonged to 
Alexander Cunynghame of Polmays, knight, our sheriff of Striveling, and pertained 
to him by gift of the same made to him thereupon and one heir next and immediately 
to succeed to him ; and which office the said Alexander, not led by force or fear 
nor fallen in error, but of his mere and spontaneous will, by staff and baton, and by 
his procurators to that effect lawfully constituted, gave up and purely and simply 
resigned in our hands at Striveling, and for him and his heirs he wholly quit- 
claimed for ever all right and claim which he had or could have had in the same. 1 
And we therefore have made, constituted and ordained, and by this our present 
charter make, constitute and ordain, the provost and bailies of our said burgh of 

1 In a " Note of the Burgh of Sterling their ship within the toun of Sterling, in the hands of 

Securities," 17th century handwriting, the King James the Fourt, upon which the King's 

following ocurs: — " Item, ane Resignatione by Gift of Sherifship is granted to the toun, dated 

Sir Alexander Cuninghame of Polmais Ouning- 11th October, 1501." The document itself seems 

hame, Sheriff of Sterlingshire, of the Sheriff- to be amissing. 



62 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1501. 

successores suos, prepositum et balliuos ciusdem qui pro tempore fuerint, 
vicecomites nostros de Striueling infra dictum nostrum burgum, territorium 
et libertatem eiusdem, imperpetuum, Tenendum et habendum dictum officium 
vicecomitatus nostri de Striueling infra burgum nostrum de Striueling, terri- 
torium et libertatem ciusdem, dictis prcposito, balliuis, consulibus et com- 
munitati prefati nostri burgi, mine presentibus, et successoribus suis, prcposito, 
balliuis, consulibus et communitati eiusdem qui pro tempore fuerint, de nobis 
et successoribus nostris, in feodo et hcreditate imperpetuum, cum consimilibus et 
eisdem priuelegijs, libertatibus, potestate, proficuis et deuorijs, sicut prepositus, 
balliui, consules et communitas burgi nostri de Edinburgh, sen alicuius burgi 
infra regnum nostrum, habent, gaudent et possedent, ex officio vicecomitatus 
infra burgum, et adeo libere sicut aliquis burgorum predictorum inde liberius 
infeodatur. Cum plenaria potestate et mandato speciali dictis preposito et 
balliuis burgi nostri de Striueling, nunc presentibus, et successoribus suis qui 
pro tempore fuerint, ad exercendi dictum officium vicecomitatus infra 
burgum debiteque in eodem ministrandi, curias vicecomitatus de Striueling 
infra dictum nostrum burgum territorium et libertatem eiusdem ordinandi, 
inchoandi, affirmandi, tenendi, et tociens quociens opus fuerit continuandi; 

Striveling, now present, and their successors, the provost and bailies of the same for 
the time, our Sheriffs of Striveling within our said burgh, territory and liberty of 
the same, for ever. To hold and to have the said office of our sheriff of Striveling 
within our burgh of Striveling, territory and liberty of the same, to the said provost, 
bailies, councillors and community of our foresaid burgh, now present, and their 
successors, the provost, bailies, councillors and community of the same who shall be 
for the time, of us and our successors, in fee and heritage for ever, with the like and 
the same privileges, liberties, power, profits and dues, as the provost, bailies, coun- 
cillors and community of our burgh of Edinburgh, or any burgh within our kingdom, 
have, enjoy and possess from the office of sheriff within burgh, and as freely 
as any one of the foresaid burghs is therein most freely infeft. With full power 
and special command to the said provost and bailies of our burgh of Striveling, 
now present, and their successors who shall be for the time, for exercising the said 
office of sheriffship within burgh and duly ministering in the same, to ordain, begin, 
affirm, hold, and as often as need shall be to continue sheriff courts of Striveling 
within our said burgh, territory and liberty of the same; suits cause to be called, 



1501.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 63 

sectas vocari faciendi, absentes amerciandi, transgressores et delinquentes pro 
quantitatc delicti secundum juris exigenciam puniendi vel justificandi, plegios 
recipiendi et vocari faciendi ; amerciamenta, eschaetas et exitus curiarum pre- 
dictarum leuandi et recipiendi et pro eisdem si opus fuerit distringendi; 
eademque amerciamenta, eschaetas et exitus curiarum, ad vtilitatem dicti 
nostri burgi de Striueling policiam et opera publica eiusdem applicandi; 
breuia capelle nostre regia eis directa et presentata recipiendi, aperiendi, 
proclamandi et debite deseruiri faciendi; lites et questiones in clictis curijs 
motas seu mouendas, ad officium vicecomitatus infra burgum spectantes, 
audiendi, decidendi et fine debito terminandi; seriandos et alios officiarios 
pro exercitacione dicti officij necessarios faciendi, constituendi et ordinandi; et 
generaliter, omnia alia et singula faciendi, gerendi, excercendi, perimplendi et 
exequendi, que ad officium vicecomitatus infra burgum de jure seu consue- 
tudine dinoscuntur pertinere. Ratum, gratum, firmum et stabile habentes et 
habituros totum et quicquid dicti propositi et balliui et successores sui, vice- 
comites nostri antedicti, eorumque seriandiet officiary, conjunctim vel diuisim, 
in dicto officio vicecomitatus infra burgum rite duxerint faciendi, sine aliquo 
impedimento, reuocatione, aut contradiction e quacunque. In cuius rei testi- 

absentees to amerciate, transgressors and delinquents according to the nature of the 
fault to punish or justify as the law requires, pledges to receive and cause be called ; 
fines, escheats and issues of the foresaid courts to levy and receive and if need shall 
be to distrain for the same; and to apply the said fines, escheats and issues of courts, 
to the use of our said burgh of Striueling, policy and public works of the same ; to 
receive, open, proclaim and cause to be duly served royal brieves of our chapel 
directed and presented to them; to hear, decide and with due end terminate pleas 
and questions belonging to the office of sheriffship within burgh moved or to be 
moved in the said courts; to make, constitute and ordain Serjeants and other officers 
necessary for the exercise of the said office; and generally to make, do, exercise, 
perform and execute all other and sundry things that to the office of sheriff within 
burgh is of right or custom known to belong. Ratified, thankful, firm, and stable, 
holding and for to hold all and whatsoever the said provosts and bailies and then- 
successors, our sheriffs foresaid and their Serjeants and officers, conjunctly or severally, 
in the said office of sheriffship within burgh shall rightly lead to be done, without 
any impediment, revocation, or contradiction whatsoever. In testimony whereof we 



6 1 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1501. 

murium presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. 
Testibus : Reuerendissimo in Christo patro nostroque carissimo fratre, 
Jacobo Sanctiandrcc archiepiscopo ; reuerendo in Christo patre Willelmo 
episcopo Aberdonensi, nostri secrcti sigilli custode ; dilectis consanguineis 
nostris Archibaldo comite de Ergile domino Campbell et Lorn, magistro hospicij 
nostri ; Alexandre domino Hume, magno camerario nostro ; Andrea domino 
(.hay, justiciario nostro; venerabilibus in Christo patribus, Georgeo abbate 
Sancte Crucis, Jacobo abbate de Scona, et dilecto clerico nostro, magistro 
Ricardo Murehede, decano Glasguensi, secretario nostro. Apud Striueling, 
duodecimo die mensis Octobris anno domino millesimo quingentesimo primo 
et regni nostri decimo quarto. 

have commanded our great seal to be affixed to our present charter. Witnesses : 
the most reverend father in Christ and our dearest brother, James archbishop of St. 
Andrews ; the reverend father in Christ, William bishop of Aberdeen, keeper of 
our privy seal ; our beloved cousins, Archibald earl of Ergile lord Campbell and 
Lorn, master of our houshold ; Alexander lord Hume, our great chamberlain ; 
Andrew lord Gray, our justiciar ; the venerable fathers in Christ, George abbot of 
Holy Rood, James abbot of Scone, and our beloved clerk, master Richard Murehede, 
dean of Glasgow, our secretary. At Striveling, on the twelfth day of the month 
of October in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and one and in the 
fourteenth of our reign. 

XXXIV. 

CHARTER by King James the Fourth to the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, 
and Community of Stirling of the Right of Patronage of the Altar 
of St. Laurence in the Parish Church. Stirling, 7th March, 1501-2. 

Jacobus, Dei gracia, Rex Scotorum: Omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre 
sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis nos, pro speciali fauore quem gerimus 
erga dilectos nostros, prepositum, balliuos, consules et communitatem burgi 

James, by the grace of God, King of Scots: To all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye that, for the special favor which we bear 
towards our lovites, the provost, bailies, councillors, and community of our burgh of 



1501-2.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 65 

nostri de Striueling, et pro ipsorum bono et gratuito seruicio nobis impenso, 
dedisse, concessisse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse eis et ipsorum 
successoribus, dicti burgi nostri, prepositis, balliuis, consulibus et communitati, 
nostrum jus patronatus, aduocationem et donationem, capellanie altaris 
Sancti Lawrencij, martiris, infra ecclesiam parochial em de Striueling 
fundati. Tenendum et habendum jus patronatus, advocationem [et dona- 
cionem,] dicte capellanie altaris Sancti Lawrencij dictis preposito, balliuis, 
consulibus et communitati prefati burgi nostri de Striueling, et suc- 
cessoribus suis, de nobis et successoribus nostris, in feodo et hereditate 
imperpetuum. Cum potestate dictam capellaniam, totiens quotiens ipsam 
vacare contigerit, capellano ydoneo ad dictum altare et in choro dicte ecclesie 
diuina pro nobis celebraturo et dictis nostris successoribus conferre et disponere, 
libere, quiete, bene et in pace, sine aliqua reuocatione, impedimento seu con- 
tradictione, nostri aut successorum nostrorum, quouismodo inde faciendi in 
futurum, et adeo libere in omnibus et per omnia sicut jus patronatus alicuius 
capellanie infra dictam ecclesiam liberius possedent aut tenent. In cuius rei 
testimonium presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepi- 
mus. Testibus: Reuerendissimo in Christo patre nostroque carissimo fratre, 

Striveling, and for their good and gratuitous service rendered to us, we have given, 
granted, and by this our present charter confirmed to them and their successors, 
provosts, bailies, councillors, and community of our said burgh, our right of patron- 
age, advocation, and donation of the chaplainry of the altar of St. Lawrence, the 
martyr, founded within the parish church of Striveling. To have and to hold the 
right of patronage, advocation, and donation of the said chaplainry of the altar of 
St. Lawrence to the said provost, bailies, councillors, and community of our foresaid 
burgh of Striveling, and their successors, of us and our successors, in fee and heritage 
for ever. With power, as often as it shall happen to become vacant, to bestow and dis. 
pone the said chaplainry to a properly qualified chaplain to celebrate divine service 
at the said altar and in the choir of the said church, for us and our said successors, 
freely, quietly, well, and in peace, without any revocation, impediment, or gainsaying 
of us or our successors, to be made thereanent in any manner of way in time to 
come, and as freely in all and by all as they most freely possess or hold the right of 
patronage of any chaplainry within the said church. In witness whereof we have 
commanded our great seal to be appended to our present charter. Witnesses : the most 



66 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1501-2. 

Jacobo Sanctiandree archiepiscopo, cancellario nostro; reuerendo in Christo 
patre Willelmo episcopo Aberdonensi, nostri secreti sigilli custode; dilectis 
consanguincis nostris Archibaldo comite do Ergile domino Campbele et Lorn, 
magistro hospicij nostri; Patricio comite de Boithuile domino Halis, etc.; Alex- 
andre domino Hume, magno camerario nostro; Andrea domino Gray, justiciario 
nostro ; et dilectis clericis nostris magistris Ricardo Murehed, decano Glas- 
guensi, secretario nostro, et Gawino Dunbar, decano Morauiensis nostrorum 
rotulorum et registri ac consilij clerico. Apud Striueling, septimo die mensis 
Martij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo primo et regni nostri decimo 
quarto. 

reverend father in Christ and our dearest brother, James archbishop of St. Andrews, 
our chancellor; the reverend father in Christ William bishop of Aberdeen, keeper 
of our privy seal; our beloved cousins Archibald earl of Ergile lord Campbele and 
Lorn, master of our household; Patrick earl of Bothuile lord Hales, etc. ; Alexander 
lord Hume, our great chamberlain; Andrew lord Gray, our justiciar ; and our 
beloved clerks, masters Richard Murehed, dean of Glasgow, our secretary, and Gavin 
Dunbar, clean of Moray, clerk of our rolls and register and council. At Striveling, 
on the seventh day of the month of March in the year of our Lord one thousand 
five hundred and one and in the fourteenth of our reign. 



XXXV. 



COMMISSION by the Provost, Bailies, Council, and Community of the 
Burgh of Stirling, empowering certain persons in their name to pursue 
the Abbot and Convent of Cambuskenneth before the Lords of Council 
as to Fishings in the Forth. Edinburgh, 4th June, 1504. 

Be it kennd till all men be thir present lettres, ws the prouest, bailies, 
counsale, and comm unite of the burgh of Striueling, ilkane with ane consent 
and assent, to haue maide, constitut and ordanit, and be thir oure present 



1504.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 67 

lettres makis, constitutes and ordanis, richt honorable men and traiste nycht- 
bouris and comburgessis, Sir Duncane Forestare of Garden, kuicht, James 
of Menteth, Robert the Bruis, George of Crechtoun and Edwarde Spetale, 
coniunctlie and seueralie, oure verray lauchfull and vndoutit coinmissioneris 
and procuratouris, actouris, factouris, speciale messingeris and erand beraris, 
gevand, grantand and committand, to the saidis our coinmissioneris and 
procuratouris and til ilkane of thaim, coniunctlie and seueralie, oure full fre 
place, irreuocable power, speciale mandment, expres bidding and charge, to 
compere for ws in our name and apone our behalue befor oure souerane lord 
the King and his lordis of counsale at Edinburgh, or quhare it sail happin 
thame to be for the tyme, the vj day of Junij nixt tocum, with continuatioun 
of dais, and thare in oure name and apone oure behalue to persew and follow 
ane venerable fadir in God, Dauid abbot of the abbay of Cambuskenneth, and 
the convent of the samyn, for the wraugws postponying and deferring to 
append the common sele of thair said abbaye to the parte of the sentence and 
decrete arbitrale to remane to ws and oure said burgh, gevin at Edinburgh 
the xx day of Julij the yere of God j m v° and ane yeris be ane reuerend fader 
and venerable faderis in God and discrete and honorable clerkis, that is to say, 
William bishop of Abbirdene, James abbot of Skone, vmquhile maister 
Richerd Mureheid, dene of Glasgow, secretare to our Souerane Lord, maister 
Gawane of Dunbar, dene of Murray, maister Walter Drummond, dene of 
Dunblane, maister Rechard Lauson and maister James Henrison, jugis 
arbitratouris and amycable componitouris evinly chosen betuix vmquhile 
ane venerable fader in God, Henry abbot of Cambuskenneth forsaid for the 
tyme, for himself and his convent of the samyn, havand sufficient [authoritie] 
and power tharto, on the ta parte, and James of Menteth, prouest of the said 
burgh, Sir Duncan Forster of Garden, knicht, Alexander Levingston of 
Donypace, Edward Spittale and Patrick Redehuch, as procuratouris for ws 
and our said burgh, havand sufficient commissioun and power tharto, on the 
tother parte, in the action and caus movit betuix the said venerable fader 
and convent and ws anent the fisching of the watter of Forth ; and for the 
wrangws deferring to obserue and fulfill the tenour and effect of the saidis 
sentence and decrete arbitrale gevin be the saidis jugis and subscnuit with 
thair handis. And als to persew and follow the saidis venerable fader and 



68 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1504. 

convent for the wrangws intromettiu, vptakin and withaldin fra ws of the fisch 
and proffetis of the fischingis of ellevin cobillis and half ane coble apone the 
said watter of Forth pertenyng to ws and the fredom of our said burgh, in 
contrar the tenour of the said sentence and decret, and attour the fife cobillis 
fisching apou the said watter decernittothc saidis venerable fadir and convent 
be the said sentence, be the space of ane yerc last bipast, extendin the profet 
of ilk cobillis fisching to the sovme of xxs.; and als to persew and follow the 
said venerable fadir and convent apone all poyntis and articulis contenit in 
the saidis summondis and efter the forme and tenour of the samyn; and als 
to answer to the said venerable fadir and convent to all vther summondis 
quhatsumeuir raisit or to be raisit quhatsumeuir day or place befor quhat- 
Bumeuir jugc or jugisinthe premissis; our absence to excuis, litiscontestations 
to mak, the aitli of faithfulnes in our saulis to suere, oure partijs aduersar to 
here be suorne, our resonis and rychtis to schaw, oure pruffiis, witnes, writtis, 
documentis and munimentis to produce and lede, and aganes thame producit 
and led be my partj aduersar till obiect, except and aganesay, to repley, 
dupley, tripley, and quadrupley, protestacions to mak, actis, instruments and 
decretis to ask, list, rais and here be gevin; with power to wyn and tyne and 
to trete, compone, compromit, continow, conclude, concord and finally to end; 
and generaly al vther and sindry thingis to do, hant, exers and vse, that to 
the office of lauchfull commissioners and procuratouris of law or consuetud 
in sic thingis is knawin to pertene or yit that we ourself mycht do and we war 
present in proper persoun; ferm and stable haldand and for to hald al and 
quhatsumeuir thingis the saidis our commissioneris and procuratouris con- 
iunctly and seueraly in the premissis in our name ledis to be done, vnder 
oblising of al our gudis present and tocum. In witnes hereof we haue appensit 
our common sele of our said burgh, at the tolbuth of the sammyn, the ferd day 
of Junij the yere of God j m v c and four yeris. 



1505-6.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 69 

XXXVI. 

CHARTER by King James the Fourth to the Burgesses and Community of 
Stirling of the Lands called the Aid Park and the Patronage of the 
Altar of St. Michael in the Parish Church. Edinburgh, 28th January, 
1505-6. 

Jacobus, Dei gracia, Rex Scotorum: Omnibus probis hominibus totius terre 
sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Quia pro singulari favore quern gerimus erga 
dilectos nostros burgenses et communitatem burgi nostri de Striveling, et in 
recompensacionem pro terris suis communibus de Gallowhillis dicti nostri 
burgi, per ipsos nobis concessis, et nunc vallo per nos castro et parche 
nostris de Striveling inclusis, dedimus et concessimus, hereditarie, 
dictis burgensibus et communitati totas et integras acras nostras ter- 
rarum que olim fuerunt de le Aid Park prope Striveling, jacentes 
inter murum lapidium nove parche nostre antedicte ex parte occidentali 
et terras nuncupatas Benneis Croft ac Croftam Leprosorum ex parte 
australi et terras nuncupatas le Rude Croft ex parte boreali ; unacum jure 
patronatus et donacione capellanie altaris Sancti Michaelis per quondam 
magistrum Thomam Carmichell, vicarium de Striveling, infra ecclesiam 
parochialem euisdem fundate, ad nostram dispositionem et donacionem 

James, by the grace of God, King of Scots : To all good men of his whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Whereas for the singular favor which we bear towards 
our lovites the burgesses and community of our burgh of Striveling, and in recom- 
pense for their common lands of the Gallowhillis of our said burgh granted by them 
to us, and now inclosed by us in a wall to our castle and park of Striveling, we 
have given and granted, heritably, to the said burgesses and community all and 
whole our acres of land which were formerly of the Aid Park near Striveling, 
lying between the stone wall of our New Park aforesaid on the west side and 
the lands called Benneis Croft and the Lepers Croft on the south side and the 
lands called the Rude Croft on the north side ; together with the right of patronage 
and donation of the chaplaimy of the altar of St. Michael founded by the deceased 
master Thomas Carmichell, vicar of Striveling, within the parish church of the same, 
now belonging to our disposition and donation as often as it shall fall vacant. To 



70 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1505-6. 

quociens vacaverit nunc spcctautis. Tenendas ct habendas, totas ct 
integras predictas acras tcrrarum cum pertincnciis, uccnon jus patron- 
atus et donacionem dicti altaris capellanie, prefatis burgensibus et com- 
munitati burgi nostri dc Striveling et eorum successoribus, prefatas 
acras iu libero burgagio ct hercditate impcrpctuum per omnes rectas 
metas suas antiquas et di visas, prout jacent in longitudine; cum omnibus et 
singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, asiamentis ac justis suis pertinenciis 
quibuscunque, tarn non nominatis quam nominatis, tarn subtus terra quam 
supra terrain, procul et prope, ad predictas acras cum pertinenciis spectantibus 
seu juste spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum, adeo libere, quiete, 
plenaric, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, sicut burgenses et communitas 
prefati nostri burgi per progenitores nostros de aliquibus aliis terris in bur- 
gagio liberius infeodavit. Faciendo inde annuatim, dicti burgenses et com- 
munitas nuuc existentes et eorum successores, nobis et successoribus nostris, 
tale servicium temporibus affuturis sicut pro dictis terris de Gallowhillis tem- 
poribus elapsis prestiterunt, tantum. Et cum potestate eisdem capellaniam 
dicti altaris, quociens vacare contigerit, capellano idoneo disponendi, infra 
dictam ecclesiam pro nobis et successoribus nostris aliisque ipsius altaris 

hold and to have, all and whole the foresaid acres of land with the pertinents, and also 
the right of patronage and donation of the said altar of the chaplainry, to the foresaid 
burgesses and community of our burgh of Striveling and their successors, the foresaid 
acres in free burgage and heritage for ever by all their right meitbs old and divided, 
as they lie in length ; with all and sundry liberties, commodities, easements and their 
right pertinents whatsoever, as well not named as named, as well under the ground 
as above the ground, far and near, belonging or that may justly belong in any 
manner of way in time to come to the foresaid acres with the pertinents, as freely, 
quietly, fully, wholly, honorably, well and in peace, as the burgesses and community 
of our foresaid burgh were most freely infeft by our progenitors in any other 
lands in burgage. Doing therefor yearly, the said burgesses and community now 
being and their successors, to us and our successors, such service in times coming as 
they performed for the said lands of Gallowhillis in times by past, only. And with 
power to them to dispone the chaplainry of the said altar, as often as it shall happen 
to fall vacant, to a fit chaplain, to celebrate divine service within the said church for 
us and our successors and other founders of the said altar, according to the tenor of 



1505-6.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 71 

fundatoribus, secundum tenorem eiusdem fundacionis, divina celebraturo, adeo 
libere et quiete in omnibus et per omnia sicut jus patronatus cuiuscunque 
alterius capellanie infra dictam ecclesiam liberius possedunt. In cuius rei 
testimonium presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepi- 
mus. Testibus : Reuerendo in Christo patre, Willelmo episcopo Aberdonensi, 
nostri secreti sigilli custodie; dilectis consanguineis, Archibaldo comite de 
Ergile domino Campbele et Lome, magistro hospicii nostri; Patricio comite 
de Boithuile domino Halys, etc.; Matheo comite [de Levenex domino Dernlie; 
Alexandro domino Hume,] camerario nostro; Andrea domino Gray, justiciario 
nostro; venerabili in Christo patre Jacobo abbate [do Dunfermline, thesaurario 
nostro] ; Magistro Gawino Dunbar archidiacono Sanctiandriee, nostrorum 
rotulorum [clerico]. Apud Edinburgh, vicesimo octavo die mensis Januarii 
anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quinto et regni nostri decimo octavo. 

the foundation thereof, as freely and quietly in all and by all as they most freely 
possess the right of patronage of any other chaplainry within the said church. In 
witness whereof we have commanded our great seal to be affixed to our present 
charter. Witnesses: the reverend father in Christ, William bishop of Aberdeen, 
keeper of our great seal; our beloved cousins Archibald earl of Ergile lord Camp- 
bele and Lome, master of our household ; Patrick earl of Borthuile lord Halys, etc. ; 
Matthew earl of Lennox lord Dernlie; Alexander lord Hume, our chamberlain; 
Andrew lord Gray, our justiciar; the venerable father in Christ, James abbot of 
Dunfermline, our treasurer; master Gavin Dunbar, archdeacon of St. Andrews, 
clerk of our rolls. At Edinburgh, the twenty-eighth day of the month of January 
the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and five, and of our reign the 
eighteenth. 

XXXVII. 

INDENTURES between the Abbot and Convent of the Abbey of Dun- 
fermline and the Provost, Bailies, Council and Community of the 
Burgh of Stirling, as to building a Choir in the Parish Kirk of Stirling. 
Dunfermline, 3rd May, 1507. 
Thir indenturis, maid at Dunfermlyne the thrid day of the moneth of Maij 
the yeir of God ane thousand five hundreth and sevin yeris, proportis, contenis 
and beris witnes that it is appointit and finalie concordit betuix ane honorable 



72 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1507. 

fadir in God, James abbot of Duufermlyne, thesaurar to our souerane lord the 
the King, etc., and the convent of the said abbay on the ta part, [and] the provest, 
bailies, counsale and communite of the burght of Striueling on the tothir 
part, in manor and forme eftir following, that is to say that the saidis provest, 
bailies, counsale and communite of the said burgh, has iakin apon hand to big 
and compleitlie edifye and end ane gud and sufficient queyr couformand to 
the body of the peroch kirk of the said burgh or bettir, and sail deliuer to the 
saidis abbot and convent the said body of thair peroch kirk of Striueling frely 
to remauc with thamc as ane queir ay and quhill the said queyr now to be 
biggit be fullely completit and endit ; for the quhilk bigging of the said queyr 
to be biggit and completlie endit be the saidis provest, balyeis, counsale and 
communite of the said burgh of Striueling in maner foirsaid, the saidis abbot . 
[and] convent of the said abbay of Dunfermlyne or thair successouris sail thank- 
fullic content and pay to the saidis provest, bailies, counsale and communite 
of the said burgh of Striueling, quhilk for the tyme sail be, the soume of twa 
hundreth pundis gud and vsuale money of Scotland at thir termes vndir- 
writtin, that is to say, at the feist of Witsonday nixt to cum eftir the dait of 
thir present indenturis tuenty pundis, and at the feist of Sanct Martyne in 
winter nixt thareftir followand twenty pundis, and svva furth termlie ilk 
terme of Witsonday and ilk terme of Martynmes twenty pundis ay and quhil 
the foirsaid hail soume of twa hundreth pundis be fullely assith, content and 
pait ; and that the saidis abbot and convent sail deliuer and geif to the saidis 
provest, bailies, counsale and communite of the said burgh of Striueling, for 
the reparatioun of the said queir and hie altare of the samyn, all ornamentis 
necessar baith for haly dais and wark dais that thai aucht to haue as efferis, 
togiddir with ane infeftment yerlie of fourty schillingis vsuale money foirsaid 
to the vphalding of the said queir and anourmentis of the said altare ; and 
frathinefurth the saidis provest, bailies, counsale and communite of the said 
burgh of Striueling, sail vphald the said queir perpetualyin all thingis and als the 
anormentis belanging the samin, swa that the hie altare thairof sail be honestly 
and honorablie vphalding in the saidis anourmentis as thai resaue the samyn 
thairto fra the saidis abbot and convent ; and dischargis thame and thair 
successouris perpetualy of all vphalding of the said queyr or the hie altare 
thairof in ony maner of ornamentis in tyme tocum or ony vther thingis except 



1507.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 73 

the payment of the said twa hundreth pundis and the infeftment of the said 
fourty schillingis be yeir to be maid with the saidis ornamentis anis to be gevin 
to the said altar as said is. And that all thir condicionis and appointmentis 
abone writtin sail lelely and treulie be obseruit, kepit and fulfillit, in forme 
and effect foirsaid, athir party ar bundin, oblist and swome, ilk ane to vtheris 
be the faithis and treuthis in thair bodeis in the sikkerrest forme and stile of 
obligacioun that can be maid or diuisit, but cauillacioun, fraud or gile. In witnes 
of the quhilk thing, to the part of thir indenturis remainand with the saidis 
abbot and convent of the said abbay of Dunfermlyne, the saidis provest, 
bailies, counsale and communite of the said burgh of Striueling has to hunging 
thair commoun sele of the said burgh; and to the part hereof remainand with 
the saidis provest, bailies, counsale and communite foirsaid, the saidis abbot 
and convent has to hunging the commoun sele of the cheptour of thair said 
abbay, cheptourlie gaderit, day, yeir, and place foirsaid. 

XXXVIII. 
COMMISSION by the Provost, Badies, Council, and Community of Stirling, 
empowering certain persons in their name to pursue Alexander Elphin- 
stone and to answer before the Lords of Council as to Fishings in the 
Forth. Edinburgh, 15th March, 1508-9. 
Be it kend to all men be thir present letteres, ws, prouest, bailies, counsale 
and communite of the burgh of Striueling, to haue maid, constitut and ordanit, 
and be thir oure present letteres makis, constitutis and ordanis, richt honorable 
men and oure traist nychtbouris and comburgessis, Sir Duncane Forestare of 
Garden, Sir Walter Forestare, his sone and apperand aire, knichtis, James of 
Menteth, prouest of the said burgh, Robert the Brus, George Crechtoun, 
Edwerd Spetale, maister Walter Layng and Androu Nortoune, coniunctlie 
and seueralie, oure werray lauchfull and vndoutit irreuocable commissaris and 
procuratouris, actouris, factouris, speciale messingeris and erand beraris ; 
gevand, grantand and committand to the saidis oure procuratouris and com- 
missaris, or to ony ane of thaim, coniunctlie and seueralie, oure full, fre, plane 
power, speciale and generale mandment and expres bidding, to compere befor 
oure souerane lord the King and his counsaile at Edinburgh the xvij day of 



74 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1508-9. 

March nixt tocum, with continuacioun of dais, and thare for ws and apone 
oure behalfis to follow and persew Alexander Elphinstoun, sone and apperand 
air to Sir Joline Elphinstoun of that ilk, knycht, for the wrangwis and maister- 
full biggin and recentlie insetting of certane cruffis in and throw the watter of 
Forth within the boundis of the sarnyn thareof pertenyiug to ws be auld 
infeftment of vmquhile oure souerane lordis noble progcnitouris of gud 
memor, quham God assolye, and for the wrangwis makin of innouatioun 
tharein be his awnc auctorite, spulyeing and putting of ws fra our auld 
peciable possessioun of our saidis fischingis insafer as in him is, without ony 
cognitioun of the caus; and forthir eftir the tenor of oure souerane lordis 
summondis in all poyntis raisit be ws tharupon. And als to compere befor 
our said souerane lord and his counsale at Edinburgh the xx"day of the 
moneth of Aprile nixt tocum, etc., with continuation of dais, to ansuer at the 
instance of his hienes, that is to say to se and here as his grace allegis all and 
hale our saidis fischingis of the watter of Forth, begynnand at Polmais Vndre 
and ascendand vnto the Red Croft, and abon the Red Croft passand to the 
hede of the samyn watter, like as at mare lynth contenit in our said souerane 
lordis summondis raisit apon ws thareupon ; oure absence to excuse, our 
resonis, rychtis, writtis, euidentis, documentis and munimentis to schaw and 
produce, witnes previs in maner of prefe to produce and lede, and be our 
partj aduersar producit or led to except and irapunge, to repley, duply, triply 
and gif mister be quadruply, letteres, actis, instruments and decretis to ask 
and rais, protestations and allegations to inak, with litiscontestacion, the aith 
of faithfulnes in our saulis to suere, and with power to trete, concorde, corn- 
pone, compromit, conclud and finaly to end; and with power to wyn and tyne, 
and generaly al vther and sindry thingis to do, bant and vse, that to the office 
of lauchful commissaris and procuratouris of law and consuetud ar knawin to 
pertene, and it to do in the said office as we war present in propir person; 
ferme and stable haldand and for to hald al and quhatsumeuir thingis the 
saidis our commissaris and procuratouris coniunctly and seueraly in oure name 
ledis to be done; and we sail relefe our saidis commissioneris that thai or ony 
ane of thame are adiugit in til vndre oblising of al oure gudis present and 
tocum. In witnes of the quhilk, to thir oure present letteres we haue appen- 
sit and to hungin oure common sele. At our tolbuth of the samyn, the xv 
day of Merch the yere of God j m v c and acht yeris. 



1531-2.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 75 

XXXIX. 

ACT of the Lords of Council as to Summons at the instance of the Abbot 
and Convent of Cambuskenneth, and the Tenants of their Fishings on 
the Forth, against the Bailies of Stirling and others, for despoiling the 
tenants of their cobles and nets. Edinburgh, 27th February, 1531-2. 

At Edinburgh, the twenty-sevint day of Februar, the yeir of God ane 
thousand fyve hundreth and thretty ane yeris, anent the summondis rasit at 
the instance of ane venerabill fader in God, Alexander abbot of Cambus- 
kynneth, and convent thairof, and of Andro Cowy, Hucheoun Mathow, 
Johnne Ewin, and Robert Ewin, his sone, pure tenentis and fischearis to the 
said venerabill fader and convent of thare fischeing on the watter of Forth, 
aganis Johnne Forestar, Walter Grahame, baillies of Striueling, James Dreg- 
horne, Thomas Paterson, James Drew, Duncan, Drew, James Suerd, Johnne 
Pennek, Alexander Bauerage, William Watson, Walter Ewison, Duncane 
Ewisou, his bruthir, James Lamb, John M'Ky and Thomas Duncaneson, for 
the wrangus, violent and maisterfull spoliatioun, be thameselff, thare seruandis 
and complicis being with thame in company, in thare names, of thare causing, 
command, assistance and ratihabitioun, away taking and withalding fra the 
saidis pure tenentis recently vpon the xxvi day of Julii last bipast, vnder 
silence of the nicht, out of the said venerabill fader and convent landis callit 
Abbotishude, Hand within the schirefdome of Clakmannane, of cobillis and 
nettis, as at mair lenth is contenit in the summondis thairvpoun, the said 
venerabill fader comperand for himself and his convent, and the pure tennentis 
comperand be maister Henry Lauder, and the saidis John Forestar, Walter 
Grahame and thare collegis comperand be maister Henry Spittall, thare pro- 
curator, quhilk referrit the saidis personis anent the said summondis to the 
said venerabill faderis conscience and will; tharefore the said venerabill fader 
assignis to the saidis personis the xxvi day of Marche nixt tocum, with con- 
tinuatioun of dayis, to compere in Striueling, and to heir and se him declare 
his will anent the said summondis, and lettres to be directit heirupoun, gif 
neid beis, in forme as effeiris. 



7G CHAPTERS RELATING TO [1536-7, 

XL. 

INSTRUMENT narrating Grant by the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and 
Community of Stirling to the Altar of St. Katherine in the Parish 
Church of a Piece of "Waste Land lying near the Church. Stirling, 
28th February, 1536-7. 

In Dei nomine, amen. Per hoc preseus publicum instrumentum cunctis 
patent euidenter quod anno incarnacionis Doininice millesimo quingentesimo 
trigesimo sexto, mensis veroFebruariidie vltimo,indictione decima, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Cristo patris et domini nostri domini Pauli, diuina prouidencia 
Pape, tertii, anno tertio: In mei notarii publici et testium infrascriptorum, 
presentia personaliter constituti honorabiles viri, prepositus, balliui, consules 
et communitas burgi dc Striuelyng, judicialiter in eorum pretorio burgi 
eiusdem repetitis vicibus ad hoc bene congregati, attendentes et pio corde 
gestantes modicum illud patrimonium et annuum commodum altaris diue 
Katherine, martiris, infra suam perrochialem ecclesiam Sancte Crucis, bone 
memorie, antiquitus fundati, apud idem quotidianum laudabile seruicium 
in choro et extra absque supplemento minime supportare poterit, vtilitate 
(pie huiusmodi premisa, matura deliberatione longo desuper prehabito tractatu, 
ad plenum ut asseruerunt auisiati et in hac parte consulti, vnanimi consensu 

Ix the name of God, amen. By this present public instrument be it evidently known 
to all that on the last day of the month of February, in the year of the incarnation 
of our Lord one thousand five hundred and thirty six, the tenth indiction, the third 
year of the pontificate of the most holy father in Christ and our lord, Paul the 
Third, by divine providence Pope : In presence of me notary public and witnesses 
underwritten, personally compeared honorable men, the provost, bailies, councillors, 
and community of the burgh of Striveling, properly assembled judicially in their 
tolbooth of the said burgh sundry times for the purpose, regarding and with pious 
heart considering that the little patrimony and annual profit of the altar of Saint 
Katherine the martyr, of good memory, anciently founded within their parish church 
of the Holy Cross, was not able to support the laudable daily service at the same in 
the choir and outwith without supplement, and the utility thereof foreseen, mature 
deliberation and long dealing had thereupon, being fully advised and consulted in that 



1536-7.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 77 

et assensu, nullo reclamante, concesserunt, dotarunt et donarunt, et per pre- 
serves concedunt, dotant, et pro se et successoribus suis donant predicto altari 
dine Katherine, martiris, in augmentum patrimonii eiusdem, illam suam com- 
munem terram vastam, cum pertinenciis, jacentem infra dictum burgum in 
capite eiusdem, apud chorum prefate sue ecclesie ex parte boreali eiusdem 
chori, inter le stile passagii ducentis ad boreale hostium memorati chori ex 
australi parte ab vna et tenementum Roberti Callendar de Maner ex dicta 
boreali partibus ab altera ; annexando et incorporando buiusmodi terram 
vastam cum nonnullis pedibus m ensure cimiterii, perprius orti dicte vaste 
terre, existentibus ex parte occidentali eiusdem, cum pertinenciis. Tenendam 
et babendam dicto altari Sancte Katherine, virginis, a se et successoribus 
suis, de Deo Omnipotenti, beata que Virgine Maria, omnibus Sanctis et Sancta 
Katherina, virgine, in puram et perpetuam elimosinam ad manum mortuam 
in augmentum predicti [patrimonii]. Eciam obligarunt se et successores suos, 
et per presentes fide media obligant se strictiore forma obligacionis, predictam 
buiusmodi terram vastam cum dictis pedibus mensure irreuocabiliter et inuio- 
labiter prefato altari Sancte Katherine et capellano eiusdem qui pro tempore 

behalf, as they asserted, with unanimous consent and assent, none gainsaying, granted, 
gave and bestowed, and by these presents grant, give, and for them and their successors 
bestow to the foresaid altar of Saint Katherine the martyr, in augmentation of the 
patrimony of the same, their common waste land, with the pertinents, lying within 
the said burgh at the head of the same, at the choir of their foresaid church on the 
north side of the said choir, between the stile of the passage leading to the north 
entrance of the beforementioned choir on the south side on the one part and the 
tenement of Robert Callendar of Maner on the said north side on the other part; 
annexing and incorporating the said waste land with some feet of measurement of 
the cemetery, formerly a garden of the said waste land, lying on the west side of 
the same, with the pertinents. To hold and have to the said altar of Saint Kathe- 
rine, the virgin, from them and their successors, of God Almighty, and the blessed 
Virgin Mary, all saints and St. Katherine the Virgin, in pure and perpetual alms in 
mortmain in augmentation of the foresaid patrimony. They also bound them and their 
successors, and by these presents on oath bind themselves in stricter form of obligation, 
to keep such foresaid waste land with the said feet of measurement irrevocably and 
inviolably to the foresaid altar of Saint Katherine and chaplain of the same who 



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fucrit, libere, annuatim et terminatira do futuroab omni solucione, precepcione 
et leuacione annuorum, reddituum tam regiorum quam aUorum quorumcunque, 

per quoscunque inde cxigi poterunt quomodolibet vel requiri obsoruare. Prc- 
missis peractis, honorabilis vir, Robcrtus Arnot, tunc temporis vnus balliuorum 
dicti burgi, vigore et potestate sui officii bailie etde speciali mandato dictorum 
propositi, balliuorum, consilium et maioris ac diguioris partis communitatis 
eiusdem inibi presentium, per terre et lapidis exbibitionem, tocius et intcgre 
predicte terre vaste cum nonnullis pedibus mcnsure ex parte posteriore eiusdem, 
discretoviro,domino Jacobo Nycholsone,capellanodicti altarisSancteKatberine, 
nomine et ex parte eiusdem, statum et sasinam, hereditariam pariter et 
possessionem corporalem, in puram et perpetuam elimosinain et ad manum 
mortuam ac in augmentum patrimonii dicti altaris imperpetuum. contulit 
et tradidit pariter et deliberauit cum effectu. Super quibus, omnibus et 
singulis, dictus Jacobus, capellanus dicti altaris, a me, notario publico sub- 
scripto, sibi fieri peciit vnum seu plura publicum aut publica instrumentum 
vel instrumenta, vnacum appensione sigilli communis dicti burgi in signum 
donacionis dictc terre vaste prefato altari, necnon appensione sigilli dicti 
Roberti, balliui, in signum donacionis sasine buiusmodi et vtrique promitten- 

shall be for the time, free, yearly and termly in the future from all payment, up- 
lifting and levying of annualrents, as well royal as others whatsoever, by whomsoever 
they could be exacted therefrom or required in any manner of way. Which things 
foresaid being clone, an honorable man Robert Arnot, then one of the bailies of the 
said burgh, by virtue and power of his office of bailie and by special command of 
the said provost, badies, councillors, and the greater and more worthy part of the 
community of the same there present, by presenting of earth and stone, bestowed and 
gave and also delivered with effect to a discreet man, Sir James Nycholsone, chap- 
lain of the said altar of Saint Katherine, in name and on the part of the same, state 
and sasine and also heritable and corporal possession of all and whole the foresaid 
waste land with certain feet of measurement on the back part of the same, in pure 
and perpetual alms and in moi'tmain and in augmentation of the patrimony of the 
said altar for ever. Whereupon, all and sundry, the said Sir James, chaplain of the 
said altar, asked from me, notary public subscribing, one or more public instrument 
or public instruments to be made to him, together with the appending of the com- 
mon seal of the said burgh in token of the bestowal of the said waste land to the 



1536-7.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 79 

tes presenti instrumento comuniri. Acta erant hec super solum predicte terre 
vaste, hora octaua ante merediem, vel eocirca, sub anno, die, mense, indictione 
et pontiff catu quibus supra. Presentibus ibidem: prouidis viris, Thoma 
Michaell, Jacobo Watsoun, Malcolmo Kinros, burgensibus dicti burgi, Thoma 
Bargille, lathomo, ciue ciuitatis Glasguensis et Willelmo Aisoun, seriando pre- 
fati burgi, testibus, cum multis aliis communitatis predicti burgi ad premissa 
vocatis pariter et rogatis. 

Et ego, Willelmus Litstar, presbyter, Sanctiandree diocesis, publicus, 
sacra auctoritate apostolica, notarius, quia premissis omnibus et singulis 
dum sic ut premittitur, dicerentur, agerentur et fierent, vnacum pre- 
nominatis testibus presens interfui, eaque omnia et singula sic fieri et 
dici, vidi, sciui et audiui ac in notam cepi; ideoque hoc presens publi- 
cum instrumentum, manu mea propria fideliter scriptum, exinde 
confeci, et hie me subscribendo in hanc publicam formam redegi, 
signoque subscriptione et nomine meis, solitis et consuetis, vnacum 



foresaid altar, and also with appending of the seal of the said Robert, bailie, in 
token of giving of sasine and promising to confirm the present instrument. These 
things were done on the ground of the said waste land at the eighth hour before 
noon or thereabout, in the year, day, month, indiction and pontificate above men- 
tioned. Present there : provident men, Thomas Michaell, James Watsoun, Malcolm 
Kinros, burgesses of the said burgh, Thomas Bargille, mason, citizen of the city of 
Glasgow, and AVilliam Aisoun, serjant of the foresaid burgh, witnesses to the pre- 
mises, with many others of the community of the foresaid burgh, likewise called and 
required. 

And I, William Litstar, priest, of the diocese of St. Andrews, by sacred 
apostolic authority, notary public, because I was present with the fore- 
named witnesses at all and sundry the premises while they were so said, 
done, and transacted as above written, and saw, knew, and heard the same, 
all and sundry, so done and said and took a note of them ; and thereupon I 
have made this present public instrument faithfully written with my own 
hand, and by subscribing here have reduced it into this public form, and 
have signed with my sign, subscription and name, used and wont, together 



80 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1536-7. 

appensionibus dictorum sigillorura, signaui, rogatus ct requisitus iu 
luleia et testimonium omnium et singulorum premissoriun. 
WlLLELMUS LlTSTAR 

with the appending of the said seals, being asked and required in faith and 
testimony of all and sundry the premises. 
William Litstak. 



XLI. 

CHARTER by King James the Fifth ratifying certain Acts and Statutes 
as to the exercise of Trade and Merchandise, and also confirming Letters 
by the Privy Council charging the Provost, Dean of Guild and Bailies of 
Stirling, to enforce the laws against unfreemen. Edinburgh, 8th July, 
1540. 

Jacobus, Dei gracia, Rex Scotorum: Omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos 
prescntes litere peruenerint, salutem. Sciatis nos, post nostras legitimam et 
perfectam etatem viginti quinque annorum completorum reuocationemque 
generalem, quedam acta parliamenti et alia laudabilia statuta subscripta, 
vuum, videlicet, parliamenti actum factum per quondam Jacobum secundum 
Scotorum Regem, bone memorie, cuius anime propicietur Deus, apud Edin- 
burgh sexto die mensis Marcii anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo 
quinquagesimo septimo, proportans in eff'ectu quod nullus tinctor pannum per 
ipsum rursus vendi emat, sub pena confiscationis eiusdem; aliud parliamenti 

James, by the grace of God, King of Scots : To all his good men to whom the pre- 
sent letters shall come, greeting. Know ye that, after our lawful and perfect age of 
twenty-five years complete and general revocation, we have clearly understood cer- 
tain acts of parliament and other lauable statutes underwritten, namely, an act of 
parliament made hy the late James the second King of Scotland, of good memory, 
on whose soul may God have mercy, at Edinburgh on the sixth day of the month of 
March in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and fifty-seven, in effect 
porporting that no dyer buy cloth to be sold again by himself under pain of escheat 



1540.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 81 

actum factum per quondam Jacobum tertium Scotorum Regem, bone memorie, 
cuius anime propicietur Deus, apud Edinburgh nono die mensis Octobris anno 
Domini millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo sexto, proportans in effectu 
quod nullus artifex vtatur mercanciis per seipsum, suos factored aut famulos, 
nisi suam dimiserit artem et eidem renunciauerit, absque colore seu dissim- 
ulatione; aliud parliamenti actum factum per prefatum Jacobum tertium in 
parliamento suo tento apud Edinburgh decimo tertio die mensis Octobris 
anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo septimo, proportans in 
effectu quod parliamenti actum suprascriptum concernens artifices executioni 
demandaretur sit, quod quisquis artifex aut desinat a mercanciis seu arti 
remunciet sue, absque colore aut dissimulatione, sub pena confiscationis 
mercanciarum quibus vtitur suum artificium occupando nostro vsui im- 
portandarum, ac compotum de eisdem annuatim nostro in scaccario fiendum; 
acetiam vnum parliamenti actum factum per quondam carissimum patrem 
nostrum Jacobum quartum Scotorum Regem vltimo defunctum, cuius anime 
propicietur Deus, apud Edinburgh vndecimo die mensis Martii anno Domini 
millesimo quingentesimo tertio, proportans in effectu quod omnes mercatores 
regni nostri habebunt et possidebunt priuilegia et libertates eiis per 
nobilissimos suos progenitores concessos et quod eadem ipsis obseruabuntur 

of the same; another act of parliament made by the late James the third, King of 
Scots, of good memory, on whose soul may God have mercy, at Edinburgh on the 
ninth day of the month of October in the year of our Lord one thousand four 
hundred and sixty-six, in effect proporting that no craftsman use merchandise by him- 
self, his factors or servants, unless lie shall have left his craft and renounced the same, 
without colour or dissimulation ; another act of parliament made by the foresaid James 
the Third in his parliament held at Edinburgh on the thirteenth day of the month of 
October in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and eighty-seven, in effect 
proporting that the act of parliament above written concerning craftsmen may be 
put to execution, so that every craftsman either forbear his merchandise or renounce 
his craft without colour or dissimulation, under pain of escheat of the merchandise 
which he uses occupying his craft to be inbrought to our use, and an account of the 
same to be made yearly in our exchequer; also an act of parliament made by our 
late clearest father James the Fourth, King of Scots, last deceased, on whose soul 
may God have mercy, at Edinburgh on the eleventh day of the month of March in 



B2 OHARTEES RELATING TO [1540. 

et custodientur, et quod nullo persone extra burgos moram trahentes 
vtentur marcanciis, nee vinum, coram, scriea, aromata, nee stapule bona, nee in 
villa de Leith nee aliis locis extra burgos, eniant, pak nee pele, sub pena con- 
fiscationis prefatorum bonorum uostro vsui: De mandato nostro, visa, lecta, in- 
specta,et diligentei examinata, per dilectum familiarem clericum et consiliarum 
nostrum, magistrum Jacobum Foulis de Colintouu, nostrorum rotulorum, 
registri et consili clericum, subscriptum, vtique intellexisse, sub bac verborum 
forma: — In Parliament*) excellentissimi principis, domini Jacobi secundi, Dei 
gratia, Regis Scotorum, tento et inchoato apud Edinburgh sexto die mensis 
March anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo septimo. 
Item, it is scne speidfull that lyt be cryit vp as it wes wont to be, and that 
na litstare be drapar nor by claith to sell agane nor yit tholit thairto, vnder 
the paue of eschete thairof. In parliamento excellentissimi principis, domini 
Jacobi tertii, Dei gratia, Regis Scotorum, tento apud Edinburgh nono die 
mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo sexto. 
Item, it is statut and ordinit that na man of craft vse marchandice be himself, 
his factouris or seruandis, bot gif he leif and renunce his craft, but colour or 
dissimulatioun. In parliamento dicti excellentissimi principis, domini Jacobi 
tertii Dei gratia, Regis Scotorum, tento apud Edinburgh decimo tertio die 
mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo septimo. 

the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and three, in effect proporting that 
all merchants of our kingdom shall have and possess the privileges and liberties 
granted to them by his most noble progenitors, and that the same be observed and 
kept to them, and that no persons dwelling without burghs use merchandise, nor buy, 
pak or pole wine, wax, silk, spiceiy, or staple goods, neither in the town of Leith 
nor other places without burghs, under the pain of escheat of the foresaid goods to 
our use: By our command seen, read, inspected, and diligently examined by our 
beloved familiar clerk and councillor, Master James Foulis of Colintoun, clerk of our 
rolls, register and council, subscribing, in this form of words: — In the parliament of 
the most excellent prince lord James the second, by the grace of God, King of Scots, 
held and begun at Edinburgh on the sixth day of the month of March in the year 
of our Lord one thousand four hundred and fifty-seven. Item, it is sene speidfull 
[etc., as above]. In the parliament of the most excellent prince lord James the 
third, by the i,aacc of God, King of Scots, held at Edinburgh on the ninth day of 



1540.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 83 

Item, it is statute and ordiuit that the act of parliament tuiching craftismen 
vsand and deland with marchandice mycht he put to executioun, sa that he 
that is craftisman ovthir forbeir his marchandice or ellis renunce his craft, 
but ony dissimulation!! or colour, under the pane of eschete of the marchandice 
that he vsis occupiand his craft, and this eschete to be inbrocht be the saidis 
sercheouris to our Souerane Lordis vse, and compt thairof to be made in his 
chekker. In parliamento excellentissimi principis, domini Jacobi quarti, Dei 
gratia, Regis Scotorum, tento apud Edinburgh vndecimo die mensis Marcii 
anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo tertio. Item, it is statut and ordinit 
that all the marchandis of the realme and the burrowis brouk and haif thair 
auld priuilege and fredomis, grantit and gevin to thame be our Souerane 
Lordis progeuitouris, of maist nobill mynd, be obseruit and kepit to thame, 
and that na personis duelland outwith the burrowis vse ony marchandice nor 
yit tap nor sell wyne, walx, silkis nor spicery, wad, nor siclike stuff, nor yit 
stapill gudis, and that nane pak nor pele in Leith nor vthir places without the 
Kingis borrowis, vnder the pane of escheting of the gudis to the Kingis vse 
that be tappit, said, pakkit or pelit, agane this statute. Extracta de libris 
actorum parliamentorum per me, magistrum Jacobum Foulis de Colintoun, 
clericum rolutorum, registri ac consilii supremi domini nostri Regis, de man- 
date dominorum consilii, vicesimo octauo Decembris anno Domini millesimo 
quingentesimo trigesimo nono, sub meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. 

the month of October in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and sixty- 
six. Item, it is statut and ordinit that na man of craft [etc., as above]. In the 
parliament of the said most excellent prince lord James the third, by the grace of 
God, King of Scots, held at Edinburgh on the thirteenth day of the month of October 
in the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred and eighty-seven. Item, it is 
statute and ordinit that the act of parliament tuiching craftismen [etc., as above]. 
In the parliament of the most excellent prince lord James the fourth, by the grace 
of God, King of Scots, held at Edinburgh on the eleventh day of the month of March 
in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and three. Item, it is statut and 
ordinit that all the marchandis [etc., as above]. Extracted from the books of the 
acts of parliaments by me, master James Foulis of Colintoun, clerk of the rolls, 
register and council of our sovereign lord the King, by command of the lords of 
council, on the twenty-eighth of December in the year of our Lord one thousand five 



M CHARTERS RELATING TO [1540. 

Qucquidcm acta ct statuta, ac omnia et singula in cisdem contenta, appro- 
bamus, ratificamus, ac pro nobis et nostris successoribus pro perpetuo con- 
firmamus. Xeenon, ratificamus nostras literas per deliberationcm dominorum 
consilii nostri concessas, apud Edinburgh, primo die mensis Decembris anno 
Domini millesimo quingentcsimo trigesimo nono, prccipiendo et mandando, per 
publican) proclamationem apud crucem foralem burgi nostri de Striueling et 
omnia alia loca neccssaria, omnibus et singulis nostris ligeis, miuimc libcris 
tarn in burgo quam extra burgum moram trahentibus, quod eorum nullus 
emat, foirstaw, regrait nee covrp, lanam, coria, pelles, pannum, seu ullas alias 
mercancias, temporibus affuturis, sub pena consfiscationis earundem et suarum 
personarum secundum iura et parliamenti acta punitionis. Necon mandando 
et precipiendo preposito, decano gildc etballiuis prefati burgi nostri dc Striue- 
ling, quod ipsi diligenter perquirant et scrutentur prefatos lie regratouris, 
foirstawaria ct cowpavis, ac ipsos et eorum bona regratit capiant et ipsos et 
eadem iusticiario nostro et suis deputatis apportent pro eorum demeritis et 
delictis secundum regni nostri iura ac parliamenti acta puniendos; prout in 
prefatis Uteris lacius continetur. In cuius rei testimonium presentibus mag- 
num sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Apud Edinburgh, octauo die 

hundred and thirty-nine, under my sign and subscription manual. — Which acts and 
statutes, and all and sundry contained in the same, we approve, ratify, and for us and 
our successors for ever confirm. Also, we ratify our letters given hy deliverance of 
the lords of our council, at Edinburgh, on the first day of the month of December in 
the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and thirty-nine, charging and 
commanding, by public proclamation at the market cross of our burgh of Striveling 
and all other places necessary, all and sundry our lieges, unfrcenien, as well dwelling 
in the burgh as without the burgh, that none o£ them buy, forstall, regrait or cowp, 
wool, hides, skins, cloth, or any other merchandice, in times coming, under pain of 
escheat of the same and punishment of their persons according to the laws and acts 
of parliament. Also commanding and charging the provost, dean of guild and 
bailies of our foresaid burgh of Strievling, that they diligently inquire and search for 
the foresaid regraiters, forestallers and cowpers, and apprehend them and their 
regraited goods, and bring them and the same to our justicier and his deputes to 
be punished for their faults and offences according to the laws and acts of parliament 
of our kingdom; as in the foresaid letters is more fully contained. In witness whereof 



1540.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 85 

meusis Julii anno Domini millesimo quingcntesimo quadragesimo ct regni 
nostri vicesimo septimo. 

we have commanded our great seal to be appended to these presents. At Edinburgh, 
on the eighth day of tbe month of July in the year of our Lord one thousand five 
hundred and forty and in the twenty-seventh of our reign. 



XLII. 

LETTERS by the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Community of the Burgh 
of Stirling granting to Sir William Robesoun the Chaplaiury of the Altar 
of St. Michael in the Parish Church, with the Lands and others belong- 
ing thereto. Stirling, 17th February, 1540-1. 

Vniuersis et singulis ad quorum noticias presentes litere peruenerint: Pre- 
positus, balliui, consules et communitas burgi de Striueling eternam in 
Domino salutem. Noueritis nos, vnanimi consensu et assensu, contulisse, 
presentiumque per tenorem conferimus discreto viro, domino Willelmo Robe- 
soun, capellano, capellaniam altaris Sancti Michaelis infra esclesiam parrochi- 
alem nostram de Striueling fundatam, in manibus nostris de jure et de facto 
vacantem per dimissionem discreti viri, domini Alexandri Forsitht, capellani 
vltimique possessoris eiusdem, ad nostram donationem pleno jure spectantem; 
cum omnibus fructibus, terris, tenementis, annuis redditibus, juribus, obuen- 
tionibus, ornamentis, et pertinentiis suis quibuscunque ad eandem capellaniam 

To all and sundry to whose knowledge the present letters shall come : The provost, 
bailies, councillors and community of tbe burgh of Striveling greeting in the Lord 
everlasting. Know ye that we, with unanimous consent and assent, have granted, 
and by the tenor of these presents grant to a discreet man, Sir William Robesoun, 
chaplain, tbe cbaplainry of the altar of Saint Michael founded within our parish 
church of Striveling, vacant in our bands of right and of fact by dimission of a 
discreet man, Sir Alexander Forsitht, chaplain and last possessor of the same, being 
at our lawful disposal in full right; with all fruits, lands, tenements, annual rents, 
rights, obventions, ornaments and their pertinents whatsoever, belonging or which 
may justly belong to tbe said chaplaiury in any way in time coming, and specially of 



86 CHARTERS RELATING TO 1 1540-1. 

speetautibus scu iustc spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum ; ct 
precipue de annuis redditibus de terris et tenementis subscriptis annuatim 
leuandis el percipiendis jacentibus infra burgum de StriueHng, videlicet, de 

tenemento quondam Thome Joffray, jacente in le Castellwinde, nunc Margar- 
ete Joffray, duodecim denarios; do teneincnto domus elimosinarum jacente 
penes cimitorium in ccclesia parrochiali de Striueling, duos solidos; de tcne- 
meuto quondam Nicolaij Coistesoun jacente in le Bakraw, duos solidos; de 
tenemento Willelmi Manis jacente in eodem le Bakraw, duos solidos; de tene- 
mento Alexandri Robesoun, quatuor solidos; do tenemento Jacobi Ferny, 
quatuor solidos; de duobus tenementis Walteri Cousland, octo solidos; de duobus 
tenementis quondam domini Jacobi Darrocht, capellani, nunc Roberti Spittell, 
viginti solidos; et de tenemento dicti Roberti Spittell, sex solidos; de tene- 
mento Jacobi Duncausoun, quatuor solidos; de tenemento Georgi Creichtoun, 
quatuor solidos; de tenemento Thome Lauson, quatuor solidos ; de tenemento 
Duncani Darrocht, sex solidos ; et de tenemento quondam Johannis Broun 
nucu diuiso inter Georgium Yester et Georgium Spens, quatuor solidos, 
jacente contigue in occidentali parte de le Midraw; de tenemento Johannis 
Alexander, decim solidos ; de tenemento quondam Roberti Norvell, tres 

the annual rents to be uplifted and received yearly furth of the lands and tenements 
underwritten lying within the burgh of Striveling, namely, of the tenement of the 
deceased Thomas Joffray, lying in the Castle Wynd, now of Margaret Joffray, twelve 
pennies; of the tenement of the almshouse lying near the burying ground in the 
parish church of Striveling, two shillings; of the tenement of the deceased Nicholas 
Coistesoun, lying in the Bakraw, two shillings; of the tenement of William Mains, 
lying in the said Bakraw, two shillings; of the tenement of Alexander Robesoun, four 
shillings; of the tenement of James Ferny, four shillings; of two tenements of Walter 
Cousland, eight shillings; of two tenements of the deceased Sir James Darrocht, 
chaplain, now of Robert Spittell, twenty shillings; and of the tenement of the said 
Robert Spittell, six shillings; of the tenement of James Duncanson, four shillings; 
of the tenement of George Creichtoun, four shillings; of the tenement of Thomas 
Lauson, four shillings; of the tenement of Duncan Darrocht, six shillings; and of 
the tenement of the deceased John Brown, now divided between George Yester and 
George Spens, four shillings, lying contiguous on the west side of the Midraw; of 
the tenement of John Alexander, ten shillings; of the tenement of the deceased 



1540-1.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 87 

solidos; et cle tenemento Thome Smytht, tres solidos, jacente etiam in dicto 
le Midraw; de tenemento Thome Smytht jacente apud Portem Orientalem 
dicti burgi, octo decim denarios; de horreo quondam Alexandri Crag, duos solidos 
etsex denarios; de horreo quondam Willelmi Cossur, duos solidos sex denarios; 
de horreo Alexandri Forestar, duos solidos sex denarios ; de orto quondam 
Willelmi Provand, duos solidos ; de duabus particatis terre jacente ex parte 
boreali horrei dicti Alexandri Forester et quondam Dauid Crag, tres solidos, 
jacente etiam apud finem orientalem dicti burgi; de terra vocata le Milhill 
jacente apud le Burrowmill, tres solidos; de duobus tenementis quondam 
Alexandri Evingsoun, vndecim solidos sex denarios ; de tenemento Johannis 
Aitkin jacente apud locum Fratrum Predicatorum, duodecim denarios; de 
tenemento quondam Alexandri Patersoun jacente apud le Havin, nunc 
Roberto Spittell pertinente, viginti denarios ; de tenemento Georgii Smytht, 
viginti denarios; et de horreo Johannis Cragingelt, sex solidos, jacente apud 
finem orientalem dicti burgi ; de horreo Rechardi Name jacente ex parte 
boreali dicti burgi, tres solidos et quatuor denarios ; de tenemento et crofta 
Alexandri Schaw de Sauchy jacente apud finem borealem de le Mary Winde, 

Robert Norvell, three shillings; and of the tenement of Thomas Smytht, three 
shillings, lying in the said Midraw ; of the tenement of Thomas Smytht, lying at the 
East Port of the said burgh, eighteen pence; of the barn of the deceased Alexander 
Crag, two shillings and six pennies; of the barn of the deceased William Cossur, two 
shillings six pennies; of the barn of Alexander Forestar, two shillings six pennies; 
of the yard of the deceased William Provand, two shillings; of two particates of land 
lying on the north side of the barn of the said Alexander Forester and the deceased 
David Crag, three shillings, lying also at the east end of the said burgh; of the land 
called the Millhill lying at the Burrowmill, three shillings; of two tenements of the 
deceased Alexander Evingsoun, eleven shillings six pennies; of the tenement of John 
Aitkin lying at the place of the Friars Preachers, twelve pennies; of the tenement of 
the deceased Alexander Patersoun lying at the Havin now belonging to Robert 
Spittell, twenty pennies; of the tenement of George Smith t, twenty pennies; and of 
the barn of John Cragingelt, six shillings, lying at the east end of the said burgh ; 
of the barn of Richard Name lying on the north part of the said burgh, three 
shillings and four pennies; of the tenement and croft of Alexander Schaw of Sauchy 
lying at the north end of the Mary Wynd, three shillings; and of the house or 



88 CHAETERS RELATING TO [1540-1. 

tres solidos; et dc domo sen tonemcnto altari Sancti Andree pertinente 
jacente in dicto le Mary Wynde, duos solidos; de terra Mar^arete Bell jacente 
etiam in dicto le Mary Wynde l dc tenemento jacente ex parte 

orientali de le Tour dc Ballat in Mary Wynde, sex denarios ; do tenemento 
Johannis Kar jacente in dicto lc Mary Wynde, duodecim solidos quatuor 
denarios; de tenemento domini Jacobi Nicolsoun jacente ex parte, boreali 
ecclesie parrochialis de Striueling, nouem solidos ; de tenemento anteriori 
Eechardi Name, duos solidos ; de tenemento Dauid Greg, septem solidos, 
jacente in dicto le Middillraw; de tenemento Gilberti Brady, sex solidos octo 
denarios; de terra quondam domine de Cummyrnald, nunc 1 perfci- 

nentiis 1 solidos; pro toto tempore vite antedicti domini Willelmi. 

Faciendo inde, annuatim, idem dominus Willelmus ad idem altare per se 
quotidie missam ad horam 1 cum dispositus fuerit, et per alium 

idoneum capellanum onera et seruicia secundum ritum chori dicte ecclesie in 
ebdomadalibus, tantum. Prouidendo etiam quod dictus dominus Willelmus 
nobis seruiet et successoribus nostris in officio magistri fabrice dicti burgi 
durante tempore vite sue, diligenter et fideliter, prout coram Deo et homine 

tenement belonging to the altar of Saint Andrew lying in the said Mary Wynd, two 
shillings; of the land of Margaret Bell lying also in the said Mary Wynd, ' 

of the tenement lying on the east side of the Tour de Ballat in Mary Wynd, six 
pennies; of the tenement of John Kar lying in the said Mary Wynd, twelve 
shillings four pennies; of the tenement of Sir James Nicolsoun lying on the north 
side of the parish church of Striveling, nine shillings ; of the fore tenement of Richard 
Nairne, two shillings; of the tenement of David Greg, seven shillings, lying in the 
said Middleraw; of the tenement of Gilbert Brady, six shillings eight pennies; of the 
land of the late lady of Cummyrnald now a with the pertinents 1 shillings; 

for the whole lifetime of the foresaid William. Performing therefor, yearly, the said 
Sir William by himself a daily mass at the said altar at the hour of L when 

he shall be disposed, and by another sufficient chaplain the burdens and services 
according to the custom of the choir of the said church every week, only. Providing 
also that the said Sir William shall serve us and our successors in the office of master 
of work of the said burgh during his whole lifetime, diligently and faithfully, as he 

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THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 89 

3 voluerit. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum nostrum commune 
presentibus est appensum. Apud dictum burgum, decimo septimo die mensis 
Februarii anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quadragesimo. 

shall wish to answer before God and man. In witness whereof our common seal is 
appended to these presents. At the said burgh, the seventeenth day of the month 
of February in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and forty. 

XLIII. 

GRANT by the Provost, Bailies, Council and Community of the Burgh of 
Stirling to John Graheme of the office of Clerk of the Burgh Court. 
Stirling, 9th November, 1542. 

Vniuersis et singulis presentes literas inspecturis: Prepositus, balliui, counsall 
et communitas burgi de Striueling, salutem in Domino sempiternam. Noueritis 
nos, presentium per tenorem, dare et concedere Jobanni Graheme, notario, 
ofncium clerici seu scribe curie nostre burgalis; cum quatuor libris monete 
Scocie et botha orientali anterioris tenementi pretorii dicti burgi, in feodo, pro 
toto tempore vite sue, cum ceteris emergentibus, eschastis, libertatibus, com- 
moditatibus, preuilegiis et proficuis, dicto officio pertinentibus, vsitatis et 
consuetis; cum scriptione omnium cedularum conquerentium ac cum testi- 
ficatione omnium sasinarum infra libertatem dicti burgi per balliuos eiusdem 
tradendarum. Faciendo inde, annuatim, dictus Johannes Graheme, per se 
vel substitutum seu substitutes, de quo et de quibus faciendis sibi ad vitam 

To all and sundry who shall see the present letters : The provost, bailies, council, 
and community of the burgh of Striveling, greeting in the Lord everlasting. Know 
ye that we, by the tenor of these presents, give and grant to John Graheme, notary, 
the office of clerk or scribe of our burgh court; with four pounds Scots money and 
the east booth of the fore tenement of the tolbooth of the said burgh, in fee, for the 
whole of his lifetime, with the other issues, escheats, liberties, commodities, privi- 
leges and profits, belonging to the said office, used and wont; with the writing of 
all schedules of complaints and with the attesting of all sasines within the liberty of 
the said burgh to be given by the bailies of the same. Performing therefor, yearly, 
the said John Graheme, by himself or a substitute or substitutes, whom to make we 



90 ell \i;tki;s RELATING TO [1542. 

suam facultatem liberam impertimur, seruitia in curiis et extra infra liberta- 
teni burgi debite ct eonsuete, tantuin. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum 
nostrum commune presentibus est appensum. Apud dictum burgum nostrum 
nono die mensis Nouembris anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quadra- 
gesimo secundo. 

impart freo power during his life, the services in and outwith the courts within the 
liberty of the burgh used and wont, only. In witness whereof our common seal is 
appended to these presents. At our said burgh on the ninth day of the month of 
November in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred forty-two. 



XLIV. 

PRECEPT by King Francis and Queen Mary, commanding a Charter to be 
made confirming a Grant by the Friars Preachers of Stirling and Con- 
vent thereof to Alexander Erskin, of the lands and others formerly 
belonging to them. Edinburgh, 10th May, 15G0. 

Franciscus et Maria, Dei gracia, Rex et Regina Gallie et Scocie, etc. : 
Nostri magni sigilli gardiano, salutem. Quia approbauimus, ratificauimus, ac 
pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmauimus chartam, pre- 
ceptum et feudifirmam in eadem contenta, factam per nostros oratores, 
fratrem Andream Makneill, priorem Fratrum Predicatorum de Striuiling et 
eiusdem loci conuentum, dilecto nostro familiari seruitori, Alexandro Erskin 
de Cangnoir, fratri germano dilecti nostri consanguihei Johannis domini 
Erskin, et Margarete Home, ipsius coniugi, ac eorum altera diutius viuenti, 

Francis and Mart, by the grace of God, King and Queen of France and Scotland, 
etc. : To the keeper of our great seal, greeting. Whereas we have approved, rati- 
fied, and for us and our successors for ever confirmed a charter, precept and feu- 
farm contained in the same, made by our orators, brother Andrew Makneill, prior 
of the Friars Preachers of Striveling and convent of the same place, to our beloved 
familiar servitor, Alexander Erskin of Cangnoir, brother german of our well 
beloved cousin John lord Erskine, and to Margaret Home, his spouse, and 



1560.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 91 

in coniuncta infeodatione, et heredibus in dicta carta contentis, de totis et 
integris dictorum fratrum terris olim, pomario, molendinis, piscariis, cum per- 
tinentiis subscriptis, videlicet, toto et integro ipsorum olim pomario, nunc 
vaatis terris, ac totis et integris terris siue crofta nuncupata the Freris Croft 
dicto olim pomario adiacente, inter molendinarium aqueductum qui a niolen- 
dino lie Burrow Mylne vocata defluit ex oriente, viam publicam qua a burgo 
de Striuiling ad Cambuskynneth itur ex occidentali ot croftam Bawenis Croft 
vocatam ex boriali ac monasterium dictorum fratrum ex australi partibus; 
acetiam, de totis et integris terris de Broun Yardis, vnacum dimidietate pis- 
carie vnius cymbe super aquam de Forth et piscaria vnius alterius cymbe 
super dictam aquam de Forth ; etdictorum fratrum molendino the Burrow Mylne 
appellator acente prope dictum burgum de Striuiling, ac de totis et integris terris 
nuncupatis Sanct Michaellis Hill and Riallis Croftis dicto molendino con- 
tigue adiacentibus; necnon de alio dictorum fratrum molendino illic jacente 
the Brig Mylne nuncupato, infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Striuiling ; et de 
prefatorum fratrum acris jacentibus prope villain de Dunfermling nuncupatis 
the Hawank, infra dominium et regalitatem eiusdem. De dictis priore et con- 
uentu loci Fratrum Predicatorum de Striuiling et eorum successoribus in 

the longer liver of them, in conjunct fee, and to the heirs mentioned in 
the said charter, of all and whole the lands sometime of the said friars, the 
orchard, mills, fishings, with the pertinents underwritten, that is to say, ad and 
whole their late orchard, now waste lands, and all and whole the lands or croft called 
the Friars Croft lying near the said late orchard, between the mill lade which flows 
from the mill called the Burrow Mill on the east, the public road which leads from 
the burgh of Striveling to Cambuskynneth on the west and the croft called Bawenis 
Croft on the north and the monastery of the said friars on the south side; also, of 
all and whole the lands of Broun Yards, together with the half of the fishing of one 
boat upon the water of Forth and the fishing of another boat on the said water of 
Forth; and the mill of the said friars called the Burrow Mill lying near the said 
burgh of Striveling, and of all and whole the lands called Saint Michaels Hill and 
Rials Crofts lying next to the said mill ; also of another mill of the said friars lying 
there called the Brig Mill, within our sheriffdom of Striveling; and of the acres of 
the foresaid friars lying near the town of Dunfermling called the Hawank, within 
the lordship and regality of the same. To be held of the said prior and convent of the 



93 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1560. 

perpetua feudifirma tenendis, prout in dictis carta et precepto desuper 
confectis plenius continetur. Saluis nobis et succcssoribus nostris, juribus, 
seruiciis et deuotarum orationum suffragis de dictis terris, molendinis, pomariis, 
piscariis cum suis pcrtinencijs, nobis a dictis priore et conventu eorumque 
successoribus ante prescntem nostram coniirmacionem debitis et consuetis 
respectiue. Vobis precipimus et mandamus quatenus cartam nostram con- 
firmacionis in maiori forma capelle nostre debita sub prefato nostro magno 
sigillo dictis personis super premissis fieri facialis. Datum sub nostro secreto 
sigillo, apud Edinburgh, decimo die mensis Maij anno Domini millesimo 
quingentesimo sexagesimo et regnorum nostrorum annis, videlicet, Gallie 
primo et Scocie secundo et decimo octauo. 

place of the Friars Preachers of Striveling and their successors in feu farm for ever, 
as in the said charter and precept made thereupon is more fully contained. Saving 
to us and our successors the rights, services and offerings of devout supplication 
from the said lands, mills, orchards, and fishings with their pertinents, respectively 
clue and accustomed to us by the said prior and convent and their successors before 
our present confirmation. We charge and command you that ye cause to be made 
to the said persons our charter of confirmation upon the premises in greater and due 
form of our chancery under our foresaid great seal. Given under our secret seal, at 
Edinburgh, on the tenth day of the month of May in the year of our Lord one 
thousand five hundred and sixty and in the years of our reigns, that is to say, of 
France the first and of Scotland the second and the eighteenth. 

XLV. 

CHARTER by Queen Mary to the Provost, Bailies, Councillors, and Com- 
munity of Stirling of the Church Property and Revenues within the 
Burgh, for the support of the Ministry and maintenance of Hospitals 
for the poor and infirm. Edinburgh, 15th April, 15G7. 

Maria, Dei gratia, Regina Scotorum: Omnibus probis hominibus totius terre 
sue, clericis et laicis, salutem. Sciatis quia nos, impensius munus nostrum 

Mary, by the grace of God, Queen of Scots : To all good men of her whole land, 
clerics and laics, greeting. Know ye whereas we, more carefully reflecting upon our 



1567.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 93 

erga diuinum seruicium perpendentes, et pro ardenti zelo quern ob interten- 
endam policiam et equabilem ordinem inter subditos nostros, precipue vero 
infra burguin nostrum de Striueling, preseruandum habemus; considerantes 
nos, itaque, ex officio teneri munus erga Deam complecti debere, cuius proui- 
dentia regimini huius regni preponimur, satque nobis ex officio incumbere, 
omni houesto modo, pro ministris verbi Dei prouidere, et quod hospitalia 
pauperibus, mutilatis et miseris personis, orpbanis et parentibus destitutis 
iufantibus, infra dictum nostrum burgum preseruentur, post nostram perfectam 
etatem, cum auisamento dominorum secreti consilii nostri, dedimus, concessi- 
mus, disposuimus, ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confir- 
mauimus, ac tenore presentium damus, concedimus, disponimus, ac pro nobis 
et nostris successoribus pro perpetuo confirmamus predilectis nostris preposito, 
balliuis, consulibus et communitati dicti nostri burgi de Striuiliug, et eorum 
successoribus imperpetuum, oranes et singulas terras, tenementa,domos, edificia, 
ecclesias, capellas, bortos, pomeria, croftas, annuos redditus, fructus, deuorias, 
proficua, emolimenta, firmas, elemosinas lie dailsiluer, obitus et anniuersaria 
quecunque que quouismodo pertiuuerunt aut pertinere dinoscuntur ad qua- 
scunque capellanias, alteragia, prebendarias in quacunque ecclesia, capella aut 

duty towards divine service, and out of the ardent zeal Avhich we have for main- 
taining civil polity and preserving good order among our subjects, but especially 
within our burgh of Striveling; considering, therefore, that we by our office are bound 
and ought to be careful of our duty towards God, by whose providence we are set 
over the government of this kingdom, and that it is incumbent on us, in virtue of 
our office, by all honest means to provide for the ministers of the word of God, and that 
hospitals for poor, maimed and miserable persons, orphans and children deprived of 
their parents, may be maintained within our city, did, after our perfect age, 
with the advice of the lords of our privy council, give, grant, dispone and for us and 
our successors for ever confirm, and do by the tenor of these presents give, grant, 
dispone and for us and our successors for ever confirm to our well-beloved the provost, 
bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh of Striviling, and their suc- 
cessors for ever, all and sundry lands, tenements, houses, buildings, churches, chapels, 
yards, orchards, crofts, annual rents, fruits, duties, profits, emoluments, rents, alms, 
daill-silver, obits and anniversaries whatsoever, which anywise belonged to or were 
known to belong to any chaplainries, altarages, prebends founded by whatsoever patron 



04 CHARTERS RELATING TO | 1567. 

college, infra libertateni dicti nostri burgi de Striuiling fundata sen fundatas 
per quemcunque patronum, in qnaruni posscssione capcllani ct prebendarii 
earundem perprius fiierant, vbicunque prefate domus, tenementa. edificia, 
pomeria, horti, annui redditus, anniuersaria, fructus, prouentus et emolimenta, 
jacent aut prius leuata fuerunt respectiue, cum maneriebus locis, pomeriis, 
tenia, annuis redditibus, emolimentis et deuoriis quibuscunque que- Fratribus 
Dominicalibus sen Predicatoribus et Minoribus seu Franciscanis dicti nostri 
burgi de Striuiling perprius pertinuerunt; vnacum omnibus et singulis terris, 
domibus, tenementisque, jacentibus infra dictum nostrum burgum et libertatem 
eiusdem,cum omnibusannuis redditibusde quacunque domo,terris ettenemento, 
infra dictum nostrum burgum leuandis, datis, donatis et fundatis, quibuscunque 
capellaniis, alteragiis, ecclesiis, mortuariis aut anniuersariis vbicunque sint infra 
regnum nostrum; acetiam cum omnibus et singulis annuis redditibus et aliis 
deuoriis solitis aut que per quamcunque ecclesiam extra dictum nostrum 
burgum a preposito et balliuis eiusdem de cominuni redditu eiusdem,pro suffra- 
ges celebrandis, demandari poterint, cum pertenentiis. Tenendas et habendas 
omnes et singulas prefatas terras, tenementa, domos, edificia, pomeria, hortos, 
croftas, aunuos redd itus, fructus, deuoria,proficua, emolimenta, firmas,elemosinas, 

in any church, chapel, or college within the liberty of our said burgh of Striviling, 
in possession of winch the chaplains and prebendaries of the same formerly were, 
wheresoever the foresaid houses, tenements, buildings, orchards, yards, annual- 
rents, anniversaries, fruits, profits, and emoluments lie or were formerly uplifted 
respectively, with manor-places, orchards, lands, annualrents, emoluments and 
duties whatsoever which formerly belonged to the Dominican or Preaching 
Friars and to the Minorites or Franciscans of our said burgh of Striviling; 
together with all and sundry lands, houses and tenements, lying within our said 
burgh and liberty of the same, with all annualrents leviable from whatsoever 
house, lands and tenement, within our said burgh, given, granted and founded 
to whatever chaplamries, altarages, churches, burials or anniversaries where- 
soever they may be within our kingdom ; and also with all and sundry annual 
rents and other duties customary or that could be demanded by any church outwith 
our said burgh from the provost and bailies of the same from the common good 
thereof, for celebrating suffrages, with the pertinents. To hold and to have all and 
sundry the foresaid lands, tenements, houses, buildings, orchards, yards, crofts, 



1507.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 95 

obitus, anniuersaria, ecclesias, capellas, f rat rum loca, liortos, cum pertinentiis, 
prefatis preposito, balliuis, consulibus et communitati et eorum successoribus, 
de nobis et successoribus nostris imperpetuum, prout eadem jacent in longitu- 
diue et latitudine, in domibus, edificiis, muris, muremis, lignis, lapide et calce, 
cum libero introitu et exitu, etc.; ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis libertatibus, 
commoditatibus, proficius et asiamentis, ac iustis suis pertinentiis quibuscunque, 
tarn non nominatis quam nominatis, tam sub terra quam supra terram, ad pre- 
dictas terras, tenementa,domos,edificia, pomeria,bortos, croftas, annuos redditus, 
fructus, deuorias et alia prescripta, cum pertinentiis spectantibus seu iuste 
spectare valentibus quomodolibet infuturum; libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, 
bonorificc, beue et in pace, absque reuocatione aut contradictione quacunque. 
Cum potestate memoratis preposito, balliuis, consulibus et communitati, et 
ipsorum successoribus, per seipsos et ipsorum collectores quos constituent, 
prefatos annuos redditus, fructus, deuorias, proficua [et] emolimenta quecunque, 
leuandi et recipiendi, vbicunque perprius leuata fuerant, prefatas terras et 
tenementa locandi et remouendi, loca diruta extruendi etreparandi, eademque 
in hospitalia aut alios similes vsus legitimos, prout ipsis cum auisamento 

annual rents, fruits, duties, profits, emoluments, rents, alms, obits, anniversaries, 
churches, chapels, places of friars, yards, with the pertinents, to the foresaid provost, 
bailies, councillors and community and their successors, of us and our successors for 
ever, as they lie in length and breadth, in houses, buildings, walls, timber, wood, 
stone and lime, with free ish and entry, etc., and with all and sundry other liberties, 
commodities, profits and easements and their just pertinents whatsoever, as well not 
named as named as well under the ground as above the ground, belonging or which may 
in time to come justly belong in any manner of way to the foresaid lands, tenements, 
houses, buildings, orchards, yards, crofts, annual rents, fruits, duties and other things 
foresaid with their pertinents; freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honorably, well and in 
peace, without revocation or challenge whatsoever. With power to the above 
mentioned provost, bailies, councillors, and community, and their successors, by 
themselves and their collectors whom they shall appoint, to uplift and receive the fore- 
said annual rents, fruits, duties, profits, and emoluments whatsoever wherever they 
were formerly uplifted, to let and remove from the foresaid lands and tenements, to 
build and repair the ruinous places, and to restore and apply the same to hospitals, 
or other similar lawful uses, as to them, with the advice of the ministers and elders 



96 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1567. 

ministrorum et seniorum dicti nostri burgi videbituv, reducendi et applicandi ; 
adeo libera in omnibus sicuti prefati prebendarii, capellani et fratres prescripti, 
eisdem perpriua gaudere easdemque possidere potuissent. Memorati, autera, 
propositus, balliui, coDsules et eorum successores, teuebuntur et astricti erunt, 
ministros,lectores,et aliaecclesiasticaonera,prefatisannuis redditibus,proficuis, 
et deuoriis, secundum valorem et quantitatem earundem, sustinere, locaque et 
edificia reparanda in hospitalitatem et alios vsus prescriptos appliGare. Con- 
siderantes, itaque, quanta fraude ingens numerus dictorum prebendariorum, 
capellaniorum et fratrum prescriptorum, qui post alterationem religionis, 
terras, annuos redditus et emolimenta, ipsorum capellaniis, prebendis, et aliis 
locis respectiuc perprius mortificatas, disposuerunt, alienarunt, et in manibus 
quorundem particularium virorum extradonarunt; acetiam quod plerique 
ligei, quarundem terrarum, tenementorum etannuorum reddituum peripsorum 
predecessores mortificatarum, jus sibi acclamaruut, per breuia capelle nostre, 
aut alias sasinam tanquam heredes suorum predecessorum qui easdera 
ecclesie perprius dotarunt, recuperarunt ; quod euenit partim negligentia 
officiariorum dicti nostri burgi et partim collusione dictorum prebendariorum 
et capellanorum et fratrum prescriptorum ; quocirca, cum auisamento pre- 

of our said burgh, shall seem fit ; as freely in all respects as the foresaid prebendaries, 
chaplains and friars before written, might have enjoyed or possessed the same afore- 
time. Moreover, the said provost, bailies, councillors and their successors, shall be 
holden and obliged to support the ministers, readers, and other ecclesiastical charges, 
out of the foresaid annual rents, profits and duties, according to the value and 
quantity of the same, and to apply the places and buildings to be repaired for 
hospitality and other uses foresaid. Besides, considering how dishonestly a great 
number of the said prebendaries, chaplains and friars foresaid, have, since the change 
of religion, disponed, alienated and given away into the hands of certain private 
persons the lands, annualrents and emoluments previously mortified to their chap- 
lainries, prebends and other places respectively; and also that very many of the 
lieges have claimed for themselves, by brieves of our chancery, the right to certain 
lands, tenements and annualrents mortified by their predecessors, or otherwise have 
again obtained sasme as heirs of their predecessors who previously gifted the same 
to the church ; which has happened partly through the negligence of the officers of 
our said burgh and partly through the collusion of the said prebendaries, chaplains 



1567.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 97 

scripto, omnes et singulas huiusmodi alienationes, dispositiones et sasinas, 
quibus primum propositum et animus fundatorum infringitur, alteratur et 
variatur, diducendo easdera in particulares vsus, ad effectum quod eedem in 
vsus suprascriptos conuerte poterunt, per presentes, rescindimus et annullamus; 
quamquidem hanc nostram declarationem volumus tanti esse roboris et 
efficacie acsi personc que easdem dispositiones obtinuerunt particulariter 
citate essent ipsarumque infeofamenta absque vlteriori processu rescinder- 
entur. Acetiam, cum auisamento prescripto, vnimus et incorporamus omnes 
et singulas terras, tenementa, domos, edificia, ecclesias, cymiteria, capellas, 
pomeria,hortos, croftas, annuos redditus, fructus, deuorias, proficua, emolimenta, 
firmas, elemosinas, obitus, anniuersaria, fratrum loca, bortos earundem, cum 
suis pertinentiis, in vuum corpus imposterum appellanda Fundatio nostra 
Ministerii et Hospitalitatis de Striuiling. Volumus, etiam, quod vnica sasina 
per prefatos prepositum et balliuos aut eorum aliquem, dicti ministerii et 
bospitalitatis nomine, apud pretorium dicti nostri burgi semel accepta, tarn 
surEciens erit sasina perpetuo in futurum acsi eadem super particulares terras 
ad dictos capellanos, prebendarios et fratres, pertinentes, aut ipsis in prefatos 
annuos redditus, anniuersaria, firmas, proficua et deuoria prescripta debitas, 

and friars foresaid ; wherefore, with ' advice foresaid, we, by these presents, 
rescind and annul all and sundry such alienations, dispositions and sasines, by 
which the first purpose and will of the founders is infringed, altered and changed, 
by perverting the same to private uses, to the effect that the same may be 
converted to the purposes above set forth ; and this our declaration we will to be 
as strong and effectual as if the persons who obtained the said dispositions had been 
particularly cited and their infeftments rescinded without further process. As also, 
with advice foresaid, we unite and incorporate all and sundry lands, tenements, 
houses, buildings, churches, churchyards, chapels, orchards, yards, crofts, annual- 
rents, fruits, duties, profits, emoluments, rents, alms, obits, anniversaries, friars' 
places, yards of the same, with their pertinents, in one body in all time coming, to 
be called our Foundation of the Ministry and Hospitality of Striviling. We will, 
also, that one sasine taken once for all at the tolbooth of our said burgh by the fore- 
said provost and bailies, or any of them, in name of the said ministry and hospitality, 
shall be as sufficient a sasine in all time coming as if the same were taken upon the 
particular lands belonging to the said chaplains, prebendaries and friars, or in the 



98 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1567. 

sumeretur, non obstante locorum distantia. Preterea, per presentes nolumus 
capellanos, prebendarios et fratres qui ante dictam alterationem prouisi erant, 
per hoc presens nostrum infeofamentum, preiadicari, sed reseruamus illis vsum 
dictorum fructuura et deuoriarum durante corum vita tan turn. Precipiendo, 
itaque, nostrorum computorum rotulatoribus, presentibus et futuris, ipsorum 
collectoribus, factoribus et aliis quorum interest in genere necnon in specie, vt 
no quis eorum recipere aut leuare presumat dictos fructus particulariter 
suprascriptos pro quouis tempore, preterito seu futuro, neue impediant aut 
impedimentum vllum faciant memoratis preposito, balliuis, consulibus, com- 
munitati, et eorum successoribus, in pacifica possessione earundem. Requir- 
endo et ordinando etiam dominos nostre sessonis quatenus literas in omnibus 
quatuor formis, ad instantiam dictorum prepositi, balliuorum, consulum, 
communitatis, et ipsorum successorum, ad effectum suprasci'iptum dirigant. 
Necnon precipiendo quibuscunque intromissoribus cum dictis fructibus 
quatenus ipsis de eisdem prompte intendant, pareant et gratam solucionem 
faciant. In cuius rei testimonium huic presenti carte nostre magnum sigil- 
lum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus: Reuerendissimo in Christo patre, 
Johanne archiepiscopo Sanctiandree,etc; dilectis nostris consanguineis, Georgio 

foresaid annualrents, anniversaries, rents, profits and duties foresaid due to them, 
the distance of the places notwithstanding. Besides, by these presents we will 
that no prejudice be done to the chaplains, prebendaries and friars who were in 
possession before the said change, by this our present infeftment, but we reserve 
to them the use of the said fruits and duties during their lives only. Directing, 
accordingly, our comptrollers, present and future, and their collectors, factors, and 
others whom it concerns in general as well as in special, that none of them presume 
to receive or to levy the said fruits particularly above described for any time what- 
ever, past or future, or offer any obstruction or impediment to the foresaid provost, 
bailies, councillors, community and their successors, in the peaceable possession of 
the same. Requiring and ordaining also our lords of session that they direct letters 
in all the four forms, at the instance of the said provost, bailies, councillors, com- 
munity and their successors to the effect above written. Also commanding all 
intromitters with the said fruits that they give prompt attention, obey and make 
wiling and ready payment to them of the same. In witness whereof we have com- 
manded our great seal to be appended to this our present charter. Witnesses : The 



1567.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 99 

comite de Huntlie domino Gordoun et Badyenach, cancellario nostro; Jacobo 
comite de Boithuile domino Halis, Creichtoun et Liddisdale, regni nostri 
magno admirallo; dilectis nostris familiaribus consiliariis, Richardo Maitland 
de Lethingtoun, nostri secreti sigilli custode; Jacobo Balfoure de Pettindreich, 
nostrorum rotulorum, registri et consilii clerico; et Johanne Bellenden de 
Auchnoule, nostre iusticiarie clerico, equitibus auratis. Apud Edinburgh, 
decimo quinto die mensis Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo 
sexagesimo septimo et regni nostri vicesimo quinto. 

most reverend father in Christ, John archbishop of Saint Andrews, etc. ; our beloved 
cousins, George earl of Huntlie lord Gordoun and Badyenach, our chancellor; James 
earl of Boithuile lord Halis, Creichtoun and Liddisdale, great admiral of our king- 
dom; our beloved familiar councillors, Richard Maitland of Lethingtoun, keeper of 
our privy seal; James Balfoure of Pittendreich, clerk of our rolls, register and 
council; and John Bellenden of Auchnoule, our justice clerk, knights. At Edinburgh, 
the fifteenth day of the month of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand five 
hundred and sixty-seven and of our reign the twenty-fifth year. 



XLVI. 

DECREE by the Lords Interpreters of the Law of Oblivion as to an Annual- 
rent claimed by William Gulaiie, Master of the Grammar School and 
Chaplain of the Altar of St. Lawrence in the Parish Kirk of Stirling, 
from the tacksman of St. Laurance's Croft. Stirling, 30th August, 
1569. 

At STRIUELING, the penult day of August the yeir of God j m v c lxix yeiris. 
The lordis interpretouris of the law of obliuioun vnderwrittin, thai ar to say the 
nobill and michtie lord, James erle of Murray lord Abirnethy, etc., Regent to 
oure Souerane Lord his realme and ligies; James erle of Mortoun lord Dalkeith, 
chancellar of this realme; Alexander erle of Glencarne lord Kilmawris; Johne 
erle of Mar lord Erskin; maister Robert Rechartsoun, commendatar of Sanct 



100 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1569. 

Marie lie, thesaurar to oure said Soucrane Lord ; and Sir Johnne Ballendcn 
of AuchnowlL knycht, justice clerk: Auent the supplicatioun maid be maister 
Williame Gulane, maister of thcGrammcr Scole of Striueling, makand meutioun 
that he is Lauchfillie prouidit of auld to the chaiplanrie of Sanct Laurence 
foundit within the paroche kirk of Striueling and lies bene in peceabill posses- 
sioun of vptaking of the males, annuellis, fruittis and rentis pertening thairto 
thir nyntene yeiris bigane, lyke as he is presentlie, except that Dauid Ker, 
barges of Striueling, occupear and takkisman of ane croft callit Sanct Laurence 
Croft, pertening to the said chapellanrie, for the quhilk he is obleist in his 
assedatioun to pay yeirlie four pundis vsuale money of this realme, haldis fra 
the said maister Williame nyntene pundis money for termes bigane at this last 
Witsonday ; and quhen he did call and persew the said Dauid for payment 
contenit in the assedatioun of the said croft befoir the provest and baillies of 
the burgh of Striueling he wranguslie refuisit to do the samin be proponing 
of the act and law of obliuioun, quharthrow the saidis provest and baillies 
wald nocht proceid to the geving of thair interloquutour in the said actidun 
quhill the samin be interpret! t be the lordis interpretatouris quhether the 
samin suld be comprehendit vnder the said law or nocht; and anent the 
chairge gevin to the said Dauid to compeir before the saidis lordis interpreta- 
touris this day to heir and se the actione abonementionat ressonit and thair 
declaratioun gevin quhether gif the samin aucht or suld becum vnder the said 
law or nocht, with certificatioun and he compeirit nocht the saidis lordis wald 
proceid as accordis; as at mair lenth is contenit in the said supplicatioun and 
indorsatioun thairof ; baith the parteis comperand personalie the lordis inter- 
pretatouris of the law of obliuioun findis that the males and dewitie of the said 
croft extending to four pundis of the [crope and] yeir of God j m v e lix yeiris 
aucht and suld be comprehendit vnder the said law of obliuioun, and that all 
vtheris males and dewiteis of all vtheris yeiris and termes contenit in the said 
maister Williames libcll aucht nocht to bruik nor jois the priuilege thairof; 
bot the saidis lordis lies remittit and remittis the samin to the saidis provest 
and baillies to be decydit be thame as accordis of the law nochtwithstanding 
the said allegeance. Extractum de libro actorum per me, Alexandrum Hay, 
deputatem in hac parte honorabilis viri, magistri Jacobi Makgill de Rankelour 
Nether, clericum rotulorum, registri ac consilii, S.D.N. Regis, sub meis signo 



1569.] THE BURGH OF -STIRLING. 101 

et subscriptione manualibus. [Extracted from the book of acts by me, 
Alexander Hay, depute of an honourable man, James Makgill of Rankelour 
Nether, clerk of the rolls, register and council, of our sovereign lord the King, 
under my sign and subscription manual.] 

Alexander Hay. 



XLVII. 
INSTRUMENT embodying Protest as to Warrandice given by the Provost, 
Bailies, and Town of Stirling, to Mongo Graheme, of the Friars Lands and 
the meadow lying contiguous thereto. Stirling, 8th March, 1576-7. 

In Dei nomine, ameu. Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter et sit notum quod anno incarnationis Dominice j m v c septuagesimo 
sexto, mensis vero Martii die octauo, et regni supremi domini nostri regis 
Jacobi, Dei gratia Scotorum Regis, sexti, anno eius decimo: In mei, notarii 
publici, et testium subscriptorum, presentia personaliter constitutus, Alexander 
Wysser, vnus balliuorum burgi de Striuiling, protestatus est solemniter vt 
sequitur in vulgari: — Forsamekill as this sasing that I instantle giff to Mongo 
Graheme of the landis callit the Frers landis, with the medow lyand contigue 
thairto, lyand within the terretorie of the bruch of Striuiling, sail hawe na 
maner of effect nor warrandice of the provest, baillies and toune off Striuiling, 
nor thair successouris, nor the gift gewin to ws be the Quenis grace our 
sowerane for the tyme may beir and sustene ; and the said Mongo anserit 
agane : I am content thairoff and will seik na forder : Super quibis, premissis 
omnibus et singulis, dictus Alexander Wsser, balliuus, a me notario publico sub- 

In the name of God, amen. By this present public instrument be it manifest and known 
to all that on the eighth day of the month of March in the year of the incarnation 
of our Lord one thousand five hundred seventy-six, and in the tenth year of the 
reign of our sovereign lord the king, James the Sixth, by the grace of God, King of 
Scots : In presence of me, notary public, and of the witnesses underwritten, person- 
ally appeared Alexander "Wsser, one of the bailies of the burgh of Striveling, has 
solemnly protested as follows in the common language : — Forsamekill [etc., as above.] 
Whereupon, all and sundry the premises, the said Alexander Wsser, bailie, asked 



102 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1576-7. 

scripto sibi fieri petiit publicum scu publica instrumentum vcl instrumenta 
vnum sou plum. Acta eraut hec super fuudo dictarum tcrrarum hora tertia 
post meridiem vel eocirca. Presentibus ibidem : Waltero Forester de Buquhan, 
preposito burgi de Striuiling; Waltero Aissone, balliuo eiusdem; Willelmo 
Noi well, Jacobo Edmonsone, Joanne John, Joanne Hog, Willelmo Grab erne 
et Dauide Murray, seriaudo, cum diuersis aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis 
pariter et rcquisitis. 

Et ego, vero, Jobannes Graheme, Dunblanensis diocesis, publicus sacra 
apostolica auctoritate notarius, quia, premissis omnibus et singulis, 
dum sic ut premittitur agerentur, dicerentur et fierent, vnacum pre- 
nominatis testibus personaliter interfui, eaque omnia et singula sic 
fieri et dici, vidi, sciui et audiui, ac in notam cepi, ideoque hoc presens 
publicum instrumentum, manu alterius fideliter scriptum, exinde con- 
feci, et in banc publicam instrumenti formam redegi, signoque nomine, 
cognomine et subscriptione meis solitis ac consuetis signaui, in 
omnium et singulorum premissorum fidem rogatis et requisitus. 
Johannes Graheme. 

from me notary public subscribing one or more public instrument or public instru- 
ments to be made to him. These things were clone upon the ground of the said 
lands at the third hour afternoon or thereabout. Present there : Walter Forester 
of Buquhan, provost of the burgh of Striviling; Walter Aissone, bailie of the same; 
William Norwell, James Edmonsone, John John, John Hog, William Graheme, and 
David Murray, serjeand; with sundry other witnesses to the premises likewise called 
and required. 

And I, John Grahame, of the diocese of Dunblane, by sacred apostolic 
authority, notary public, because I was present with the forenamed witnesses 
at all and sundry the premises while they were so transacted, said and done 
as above written, and saw, knew and heard the same, all and sundry, so done 
and said and took a note of them, and thereupon I have made the present 
public instrument, faithfully written by the hand of another, and have re- 
duced it into this public form of instrument, and have signed with my sign, 
name, surname and subscription, used and wont, being asked and required in 
faith of all and sundry the { 
John Graheme. 



1579.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 103 

XLVIII. 

ACT of Parliament ordaining the Commissioners of Burghs to settle the 
debate between the Burghs of Perth, Dundee and Stirling, as to their 
respective antiquity and priority. Edinburgh, 11th November, 1579. 

The Kingis Maiestie and his thrie estaitis in this present parliament, vndir- 
standing the debait betwix the burrowis of Perth, Dundee and Striueling, 
anent the ordering of thame in thair awiu places according to the auncietie 
of the saidis burrowis, and that thair is ane conventioun of the burrowis to 
to be in Glasgw the xxiiii day of Februar nixtocum, at the quhilk tyme 
ordanis all the foirsaidis thrie burrowis to send commissioneris fullely instructit 
for thame and euerie ane of thame with the richtis and priuileges quhairby 
euerie ane of thame clames thair places in parliament; at the quhilk tyme 
ordanis the saidis commissioneris of burrowis to tak ordour with thame thair- 
anent for placeing of euery ane of thame in their awin places, and siclike the 
rest of the burrowis, swa that perpetuall ordour may be establishit amangis 
the saidis haill burrowis in tyme cuming. And his Maiestie, with auise of his 
saidis thrie estaitis, for performing of the premissis lies gevin full pouer and 
commissioun to the saidis burrowis and commissioneris thairof to tak ordour 
heiranent as is abone writtin. And as the saidis commissioneris declaris and 
decernis ordanis the same to haue full effect, and they to abyd thairat in tyme 
cuming, with certification to thame and they failyie the remanent burrowis 
gevand furth thair decreit vpoun thair placeing in manner foirsaid thair said 
decreit sail stand and haue effect in all tyme cuming. 

XLIX. 

ACT of Parliament whereby, inter alia, the Sheriff and the Provost and 
Bailies of Stirling were appointed the King's Justices of the Waters of 
the Teith, Forth, &c, for execution of certain fishery laws. Edinburgh, 
29th November, 1581. 

Ouk Souerane Lord and thre estatis of this present parliament ratefeis and 
apprevis all actis maid be his Hines and his maist noble progenitouris anent 



104 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1581. 

the distraction of cruuis and yaris, slauchter of reid fische, smoltis, and the fry of 
all fisches, and ordanis the samyn to baue effect and exocntioun in tyme cuming. 
And becaus it is vnderstand to his Hines and his saidis tine estatis that, 
albeit panes and trauellis wes tanc to cast done and distroy the saids cruuis 
and yaris, yet in default of the execusioun of the panis contenit in the saidis 
aotis vpoun the contravenaries thairof, the saids cruuis and yaris ar not haldin 
doun nor ouie vthir thing in effect (appointit to be done in the saidis actis) 
put in executioun throw the default and negligence of the ordinar officiaris to 
quhome the cxecutioun thairof wes committit; thairfoir oure Souerane Lord, 
with aduise of his saidis thre estatis, hes maid, constitute and ordanit, and be 
the tenoure of this present act, makis, constitutis and ordanis, the personis efter 
specifeit, within the boundis particularlie followand his Hines justices in that 
pairt to the effect vnderwrittin: — . . . The Stewart of Menteith and his 
deputis for the heiddis of the wattir of Teith and Forth; the schiref of 
Striuiling and his deputis, and provest and bailleis of Striuiling, for the 
remanent of the watteris of Forth, Teith, Gudie, Carroun, Alloun, and Dovane, 
and thair granis; the schiref of Linlithgow and his deputis, and the provest 
and bailleis of Linlithgow, for the Watter of Avane and southsyde of Forth 
within the boundis of that schireffdome. . . Gevand, grantand and commit- 
tand to the saidis justices in that pairt, coniunclie and seueralie, within the 
bouudis particularlie abone writtin, full power, speciall command, expres 
bidding and charge, to inquire and tak vp dittay of all persounis contraven- 
eris of the saidis actis of parliament within the boundis particulate abone 
writtin, alsweill the principall offendaris as thair maisteris, landislordis and re- 
settaris, to call thame to vnderly the law thairfoir in the tolbuyth of the heid 
burgh of euerie schire or vthir place convenient at the discretioun of the 
saidis justices, and put thame to the knawlegeof ane assyse, as they be fundin 
culpabill or innocent to minister iustice vpoun thame conform to the lawes of 
this realme, the panes contenit in the saidis actis to rais and uplift and of 
the samyn to mak compt, reknyng and payment, to oure Souerane Lord and 
his Hienes thesaurair in his chekker. And to the effect that the executioun 
of the saidis actis sail not be neglectit as in tymes bypast ordanis twa ordiner 
iustice courtis to be haldin yeirlie, the ane the first day of Februar and the 
vthir at the first day of [August] or the nixt lawfull day is thairefter following, 



1581.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 105 

besyde vther cowrtis to be haldin at vthir dayis quhen occasioun seruis at the 
discretioun of the saidis justices. . . . Be it alwayis vnderstand that this 
present act nor nathing thairin contenit salbc prejudiciall to his Hines sub- 
iectis being dewlie infeft and in possessioun of halding of cruuis, lynis or 
loupis within fresche watteris, but that they may vse, jois, bruik and occupy 
the same in tyme cuming according to thair richtis, kepand the Setterdayis 
slop and sic distance betuix euerie hek as the actis of parliament appoyntis ; 
and in case they failye thairin to be accusabill and suffer punischment as the 
remanent transgressouris of the saidis acts. 



ACT of Parliament whereby the Fair formerly held at Stirling on 14th Sep- 
tember was appointed to be held in future on 22nd October yearly. 
Edinburgh, 29th November, 1581. 

Our Souerane Lord and thrie estaitis of this present parliament, vnderstand- 
ing the complaint gevin in be the provest, bailleis, counsell and communitie of 
the burgh of Striueling, that thair lies bene twa dayis grantit to thame for 
haldin of fairis yeirlie this lang tyme bipast in the moneth of September, 
viz., the ane being the letter Ladie day, the aucht day thairof, and the vther 
the Ruid day, being the fourtene day of the samin moneth, being bayth within 
sevin dayis efter vtheris, and swa being so neir togidder and in tyme of 
harwest sua that the samin hes nawayis bene proffuabill to the said burgh 
nor nawayis can serue to thair commoditie in tyme cuming quhan na resort of 
pepill cumis thairto; thairfoir our said Souerane Lord, with auise foirsaid, hes 
alterit and changit the said fair haldin of befoir yeirlie within the said burgh 
and fredome thairof vpoun the said xiiij day of September to be haldin in 
all tymes cuming vpoun the xxij day of October yeirlie thairefter; and the 
first fair vsit of befoir vpoun the said viij day of September to stand and be 
vsit in the same sort and maner as the samin wes of befoir. And ordanis 
letteres to be direct to mak publicatioun heirof in forme as effeiris at all places 
neidfull. 



106 CHARTERS BELATING TO [1584. 

LI. 

REMISSION by King James the Sixth to the Bailies, Councillors, Com- 
munity and Inhabitants of Stirling (with certain exceptions) for taking 
part with the Earl of Angus and others in their treasonable proceedings. 
Falkland, 26th June, 1584. 

Jacobus, Dei gratia, Rex Scotorum: Omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos 
presentes litere pervenerint, salutem. Sciatis, quia ex nostris specialibus 
gratia et misericordia remisimus tenoreque presentium re mittimus rancorem 
animi nostri, sectam regiam, et omnem actionem quern seu quas concepimus, 
habuimus, habemus seu habere vel clamare poterimus adversum ballivos, con- 
sules, communitatem et omnes inhabitatores, tarn burgenses quam alios, burgi 
nostri de Striviling, eorumque uxores, proles, famulos et familias pro tempore 
(exceptis Joanne Muschet, Waltero Muresoun, Egidia Grahame relicta quon- 
dam Jacobi Archibald, Waltero Neische, Roberto Porta rfeild, Willelmo Fair- 
bairne, Christophero Lamb, Thomas Winyettis, Jacobo Richardsoun, Andrea 
Vtem, Joanne Watsoun, Joanne Duncanesoun, ministro, et Elizabetha 
Alschinder, relicta quondam Joannis Leischman eiusque servis et familia) 
(|uequidem persone nunc excepte sub hac nostra remissione non comprehend- 
entur, pro arte ct partis captionc cum Archibaldo Angusie comite, Joanne 
comite de Mar, magistro Thoma Lyoun de Baldowkie magistro de Glammis, 

James, by the grace of God, King of Scots : To all his good men to whom the pre- 
sent letters shall come, greeting. Know ye, forasmuch as we of our special grace 
and mercy have remitted and by the tenor hereof remit rancour of our heart, royal 
suit, and all action which we have conceived, had, have, or may have or claim against 
the bailies, councillors, community and all indwellers, as well burgesses as others, of 
our burgh of Striviling, and their wives, children, servants and families for the time 
(excepting John Muschet, Walter Muresoun, Giles Grahame relict of the late James 
Archibald, Walter Neische, Robert Portarfield, William Fairbairne, Christopher 
Lamb, Thomas Winyettis, James Richardsoun, Andrew Vtem, John Watsoun, 
John Duncanesoun, minister, and Elizabeth Alschinder, relict of the late John 
Leischman, and his servants and family) which persons now excepted are not com- 
prehended under this our remission, for art and part taking with Archibald earl of 
Angus, John Earl of Mar, master Thomas Lyoun of Baldowkie master of Glammis, 



1584.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 107 

coram collegia et complicibus, in eorum proditoria interceptione et detentione 
nostri castri et dicti burgi de Striviling, ac pro receptione, supportatione, inter- 
loquutione et defensione dictarum personarum et eorum sociorum in dicta 
proditorio actu in mense Aprilis ultimo elapso commisso; necnon pro aliqua 
prescientia seu premeditatione premissorum, aut in defensione et detentione 
dicti castri et ville contra nos, nostram authoritatem et obedientiam, et pro 
omnibus actione et crimine que inde sequi aut dictis ballivis, consulibus, com- 
munitati et inbabitatoribus eorumque uxoribus, prolibus [et] famulis (exceptis 
personis superius particulariter nominatis solummodo) imputari poterint. Et 
supradictos ballivos, consules et communitatem, ac omnes inhabitatores, tarn 
burgenses quam alios, burgi nostri de Striviling antedicti, eorumque uxores, 
proles, famulos et familias pro tempore (exceptis personis particulariter pre- 
nominatis) sub firma pace et protectione nostra juste suscipientes, firmiter 
inhibemus ne quis eis aut eorum alicui, occasione predicte proditorie artis et 
partis captionis, malum, molestiam, injuriam aut gravamen aliquod inferre, 
presumat injuste, super nostram plenariam forisfacturam, aut mortem eis 
aut eorum alicui inferat sub pena amissionis vite et membrorum. In cuius 
rei testimonium has literas nostras remissionis pro toto tempore vite prefa- 

tlieir colleagues and accomplices, in their treasonable taking and detention of our 
castle and said burgh of Striviling, and for reception, support, intercominuuing and 
defence of the said persons and their associates in the said treasonable act committed 
in the month of April last bypast ; also for any foreknowledge or premeditation of the 
premises, or in defence and withholding of the said castle and town against us, our 
authority and obedience, and for all action and crime which may thence ensue or 
be imputed to the said bailies, councillors, community and inhabitants, and their 
wives, children, [and] servants (excepting only the persons particularly above named). 
And justly taking the foresaid bailies, councillors, and community, and all the 
inhabitants, as well burgesses as others, of our foresaid burgh of Striviling, and their 
wives, children, servants and families for the time (except the persons particularly 
before named) under our firm peace and protection, we strictly inhibit any one 
wrongfully to take upon hand to inflict harm, molestation, wrong or any injury on 
them or any of them because of the foresaid treasonable art and part taking, upon 
our full forfeiture, or inflict death on them or any of them on pain of the loss of life 
and members. In witness whereof we have caused these our letters of remission to 



10S CHARTERS RELATING TO [1610. 

tarum personarum (exceptis prius exceptis) duraturas sub nostro magno sigillo 
eis fieri facimus patentes. Apud Falkland, vicesimo sexto die mensis Junii 
anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo octuagesimo quarto, et regni nostri 
decimo septimo. 

endure for the whole lifetime of the foresaid persons (except as before excepted) to 
be made patent to them under our great seal. At Falkland, the twenty-sixth day 
of the month of June the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and eighty- 
four and of our reign the seventh year. 



LII. 

GRANT by Archibald Allan, burgess of Stirling, with consent of Sir John 
Schaw of Arnecomrie, to the Provost, Bailies and Councillors of Stirling, 
in name of the poor of the same, of the Almshouse or Hospital in Stirling 
with the revenues within the Burgh belonging thereto. Stirling and 
London, 28th February and 1st May. 1610. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris: Archibaldus Allane, burgensis 
burgi de Striuiling, capellanus seu prebendarius capellanie olim infra dictum 
burgum situate, que domus elimosinaria seu hospitale pro Christi pauperibus 
et languentibus inibi, suscipiendis, hospitandis, et sustinendis, in dicto burgo, 
nuncupatur, jacens in australi platea, ex parte orientali ecclesie perochialis 
dicti burgi contigue cum cemiterio eiusdem ecclesie; cum expressis consensu et 
assensu honorabilis viri, domini Joannis Schaw de Arnecomrie, militis, veri 
et indubitati mei patroni dicte capellanie seu domus elimosinarie, pro ipsius 

To all who shall see or hear this charter: Archibald Allane, burgess of the burgh of 
Strivihng, chaplain or prebendary of the chaplainry sometime situated within the 
said burgh, which is called the Almshouse or hospital for the admission, lodging, 
and sustaining therein of Christ's poor and sick in the said burgh, lying in the 
Southgait on the east side of the parish church of the said burgh, near to the 
cemetery of the said church ; with express consent and assent of an honorable man, 
Sir John Schaw of Arnecomrie, knight, my true and undoubted patron of the said 



1610.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 109 

interesse, eternam in Domino, salutem. Quum, in laudcm Dei et ad pios vsus, 
pro juuamine pauperum dicti burgi dicta capellania seu domus elimosinaria, 
cum omnibus annuis redditibus, emolumentis, et deuoriis eidem spectantibus, 
primo constituta et dotata fuit, et nunc post abolitionem Romane seu papist- 
ice illius religionis, in quam successit bee vera ac clara lux Euangelij qua non 
tollitur, nequis capellanus dictum domum elimosinariam possideat prout 
institutio prime fundationis postulat; et quia strenuus etjnuictus ille miles, 
quondam dominus Willelmus Edmound, preregimine Scotorum in partibus 
Flandrie colonellus, in laudem Dei pro multiplici erga se diuina preseruatione 
in quam plurimis suis periculis, apud se decreuit domum quandam elimosin- 
ariam seu hospitale infra dictum burgum propriis suis sumptibus erigere, vel 
magis antedictam domum elimosinariam nunc ruinosam et caducam reparare; 
et, pro sustentatione quorundam pauperum inibi suscipiendorum, annuos 
redditus seu elimosinas quasdam etiam ipsis dotare. Igitur, cum expressis 
consensu et assensu predictis, dedisse, concessisse, et bac presenti carta mea 
confirmasse, preposito, baliuis et consulibus dicti burgi, nomine pauperum 
eiusdem, et eorum successoribus, hereditarie, totam et integram antedictam 

chaplainry or almshouse, for his interest, greeting in the Lord everlasting. Whereas 
the said chaplaiury or almshouse with all annual rents, emoluments and duties 
belonging to the same, was first founded and endowed to the praise of God 
and for pious uses and for the assistance of the poor of the said burgh, and 
now after the abolition of that Romish or Popish religion, to which has succeeded 
this true and clear light of the Evangel which is not taken away, no chaplain 
can possess the said almshouse as the order of the first foundation requires; and 
whereas that valiant and invincible knight, the deceased Sir William Edmond, 
colonel of the regiment of Scots in the parts of Flanders, in praise of God for mani- 
fold divine preservation of himself in his very many perils, determined with himself 
to erect on his own proper charges a certain almshouse or hospital within the said 
burgh, or rather to repair the foresaid almshouse now ruinous and falling down; 
and, for the maintenance of certain poor to be admitted therein, also to bestow on 
them certain annual rents or alms. Therefore, with express consent and assent 
foresaid, I have given, granted, and by this my present charter confirmed to the 
provost, bailies, and councillors of the said burgh, in name of the poor of the same, 
and of their successors, heritably, all and whole the foresaid almshouse or hospital 



IK) CHARTERS RELATING TO [1610. 

donnim elimosinariam seu hospitale olim infra dictum burgum situatam 
jacentem in australi platea ex orientali parte dicte ecclesie perochialis eius- 
dem; cum omnibus annuis rcdditibus, emolumcntis ct douoriis, infra dictum 
burgum solummodo eidem spectantibus seu iustc spcctare valeutibus. Quam- 
quidem domum seu elimosinariam antedictam nos vnanimi consensu etassensu 
ad manum mortuum mortificamus ct disponimus dictis preposito, baliuis et 
consulibus dicti burgi, nomine dictorum pauperum, imperpetuum. Tantum, 
hide faciendo, antedicti paupercs infra dictam domum elimosinariam hospi- 
tandi et sustinendi, pias ac puras preces pro libertate euangclij ct amplificatione 
regni Dei, ac salute rei publicc dicti burgi in futurum. Pauperes, autem, ita 
elegantur ex ciuitate Sterlinensi decrepiti viri qui aliquando ciues dicti burgi 
fuerant et vitam honestam duxerant, per prefatos prepositum, baliuos et 
consules dicti burgi, et eorum successores, senatui ecclesiastico dicti burgi 
commendati, et per eundcm senatum admissi. Et nos vero prefati capellanus 
ac patronus, antedicti beredes et successores nostri, totam et integram ante- 
dictam domum elimosinariam seu hospitale antedictum, cum omnibus annuis 
redditibus, emolumentis et deuoriis, infra dictum burgum solummodo, eidem 
spectantibus seu iuste spectare valeutibus, prefatis preposito, baliuis et consuli- 

sometime situated within the said burgh lying in the Southgait on the east side of 
the said parish church of the same ; with all annual rents, emoluments, and duties 
within the said burgh only, belonging or that may justly belong to the same. 
Which house or alms foresaid we with unanimous consent and assent mortify and 
dispone in mortmain to the said provost, bailies, and councillors of the said burgh, 
in name of the said poor, for ever. Making therefor, only, the foresaid poor to be 
lodged and sustained within the said almshouse, pious and pure prayers for the 
liberty of the evangel and increase of the kingdom of God, and for the prosperity of 
the commonwealth of the said burgh in time coming. Moreover, the poor so elected 
from the city of Stirling shall be aged infirm men who sometime had been citizens of 
the said burgh and had led an honest life, recommended by the foresaid provost, 
bailies, and councillors of the said burgh, and their successors, to the kirk session of 
the said burgh and by the said session admitted. And farther, we the foresaid chap- 
lain and patron, our foresaid heirs and successors, shall warrant, acquit, and for 
ever defend all and whole the foresaid alms house or hospital, with all the annual 
rents, emoluments, and duties within the said burgh only, belonging or that may 



1610.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. Ill 

bus dicti burgi et eorum successoribus, a propriis nostris factis solummodo, 
warranti zabimus, acquietabimus et imperpetuum defcndemus. Insuper dilectis 
nostris Christophero Alexander, mercatore, burgensi dicti burgi, . . . ac 
vestrum cuiiibet, coniunctum et diuisum, baliuis nostris in bac parte specialiter 
constitutis, salutem : vobis precipimus et firmiter mandamus quatenus visis 
presentibus, indilate, statum, sasinam hereditariam, pariter et possessionem 
realem, actualem et corporalem, totius et integre antedicte domus elimosinarie 
seu hospitalis vt supra iacentis, cum omnibus annuis redditibus, emolumentis 
et deuoriis, infra dictum burgum, eidem spectantibus seu iuste spectare valenti- 
bus, memoratis preposito, baliuis et consulibus dicti burgi, vel eorum certo 
actornato, nomine dictorum pauperum eiusdem, per terre et lapidis fundi dicti 
domus tradicionem et deliberacionem, vt moris est, tradatis et deliberetis seu 
aliquis vestrum tradat et deliberet ; et hoc nullo modo omittatis. In cuius 
rei testimonium, presentibus manibus nostris subscriptis ac manu Alexandri 
Barclay, notarij, scriptis, sigilla nostra propria sunt appensa. Apud Striuiling 
et Londoun, vltimo et primo diebus respectiue mensibus February et Maij 
respectiue, anno Domini milles.imo sexcentesimo decimo, coram his testibus: 
Alexandro Auchmowtie, seruitore Regis; AlexandroT)rummound,eius seruitore; 

justly belong to the same, to the foresaid provost, bailies and councillors of the said 
burgh and their successors, from our own proper facts only. Moreover, to our well- 
beloved Christopher Alexander, merchant, burgess of the said burgh, . . . and to 
each of you, conjunctly and severally, our bailies in that part specially constituted, 
greeting: we command and firmly charge you, or any of you, that these presents seen 
ye immediately give and deliver state, heritable sasine, as well as real, actual and cor- 
poral possession, of all and whole the foresaid almshouse or hospital, lying as above, 
with all annual rents, emoluments and duties belonging or that may rightly belong to 
the same within the said burgh, to the foresaid provost, bailies, and councillors of 
of the said burgh, or their certain attorney, in name of the said poor of the same, by 
the giving and delivering of earth and stone of the ground of the said house as the 
manner is ; and this in no way ye omit. In witness whereof to these presents, sub- 
scribed with our hands and written by the hand of Alexander Barclay, notary, our 
proper seals are appended, at Striviling and Londoun, on the last and first days 
respectively in the months of February and May respectively in the year of our Lord 
one thousand six hundred and ten, before these witnesses, Alexander Auchmowtie, 



112 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1633. 

magistro Joanne Archibald, seruitore Regis; Jacobo Archibald, eius seruitore; 
Dnncane Patersone, Alexandro Patersone, mercatoribus, burgensibus dicti 
burgi; et dicto Alexandro Barclay. (Signed) Archibald Allane; Sir Jhone 
Schaw; Alexr. Auchtmoutic; Mr. Jo" Archebald, witnes; Alexr. Drummond, 
witnes; James Archibald, witnes; D. Patersone, witnes; to Archbald Allan 
subscription; Alexander Paterson, witnes to Archebald Alane; A. Barclay, 
witnes to the subscriptione of the said Archibald Allane. 

servitor of the King; Alexander Drummound, his servitor; master John Archibald, 
servitor of the King; James Archibald, his servitor; Duncane Paterson, Alexander 
Patersone, merchants, burgesses of the said burgh, and the said Alexander Barclay. 
[Signed as above.] 

LIII. 

DECREE by the Lords of Council and Session annulling a pretended Gift 
to Robert Erskine, son of the earl of Mar, and finding that the only 
undoubted right of the office of Sheriffship within the Burgh of Stirling 
belongs to the Provost, Bailies, Council and Community thereof. 
Edinburgh, 29th March, 1633. 

In the actioun and cans persewit at the instances of Thomas Bruce, provest, 
John Johnstoun, David Stevinsone, Johne Squyrc and Williame Mureheid, 
baillics of the burgh of Striviling, for thame selffis and in name and behalff 
of the couusall and communitie thairof, haifing the gift of our soverane lord 
and his hienes most nobill progenitouris, of worthie memorie, to thame and 
thair successouris, provest, baillies, counsall and communitie of the said 
burgh, [of] all and haill the office of schereffschip of Striviling within the 
burgh thairof, territorie and libertie of the samin ; with the lyk and the 
samyn priviledges, liberties, power, proffeittis and dewties, as the provest, 
baillies, counsall and communitie of the burgh of Edinburgh, or any vther 
burgh within this realm, hes [or] bruikis thair office of scherefschip within 
burgh; vpone the resignatioun of vmquhile Sir Alexander Cunynghame of 
Polmais, knight, than scheref of the scherefdome of Striviling, maid be him 
for himselff, his airis and successouris, of the samin in favouris of the saidis 
provest, baillies, counsall and communitie of the said burgh of Striviling, and 



1633.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 113 

thair successouris, as the chartour and infeftment maid, given and grantit, to 
thame and thair predicessouris thairvpone, be liis hienes vmquhile darrest 
foirgrandschir King James the fonrt, of happie memorie, vnder his hienes 
great seill, of the dait the tuelff day of October the yeir of God j'" v c and 
ane yeiris, and of his hienes regnne the fourteine yeir, mair fullie contennes ; 
and thairby haifing guid and vndoubtit richt to the said office of scherefchip 
within the said burgh, territorie and libertie thairof, and to remove all 
impedimentis that may anywayes stop, hinder or prejudge, thame or thair 
successouris in the peaciabill possessioun, bruiking and joysing of the samin 
in tyme cuming, and sufficient entres to persew the actioun and caus of 
reductioun vnderwritten againes John erle of Mar lord Erskine and Garioche, 
etc., Johne lord Erskine, his eldest sone and appeirand air, pretendit 
heretabill schereffis of the scherefdome of Striviling, and to quhom and thair 
successouris the pretendit gift and infeftment of scherefschip thairof is alledgit 
maid, gevin and grantit in maner vnderwritten, and all vtheris haifing or 
pretending to have entres in the mater eftermentionat, tuiching the exhibi- 
tioun and productioun with thame of the pretendit chartour and infeftment of 
the dait at Edinburgh the tuentie sext day of Februar the yeir of God j m v c 
and sex yeiris, alledgit maid and grantit be his hienes vmquhile darrest 
foirgrandschir King James the fourt, of happie memorie, to vmquhile Robert 
Erskine son to the said Johne erle of Mar, his airis maill and successouris, of 
all and haill the office of scherefschip of the said burgh of Striviling within 
the haill boundis thairof, quhilk pertenit of befoir to the said vmquhile Sir 
Alexander Cunynghame of Polmais, knight, and Robert Cunynghame, his 
sone and appeirand air, in lyfrent, and wer resignit be thame in favouris of 
the said vmquhile Robert Erskine and his foirsaidis; or of quhatsumever vther 
dait or daittis, tennour or contentis the samin be of, to haif beine seine and 
considderit be the saidis lordis and to haife hard and seine the samin reducit, 
retreittit, rescindit, cassit, annullit, decernit and declairit be decreit of the 
saidis lordis to haif beine fra the begining, to be now and in all tyme cuming, 
null and of nane availl, force, strenth nor effect, with all that hes followit or 
may follow thairvpon swa far as the samin concerned or may be extendit to 
the said office of scherefschip within the said burgh of Striviling, territorie 
and liberties thairof, or any pairt of the samin; and als to haif hard and seine 



114 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1633. 

it fundin and declairit be decreit of the saidis lordis that the onlie vndoubtit 
richt of the said office of the schirrefschip within the said burgh of Striviling, 
haill boimdis, territories and liberties of the samin, perteines and belongis to 
the saidis proveist, baillies, counsall, communitie tliairof, and tliair successouris, 
now and in all tyme cuining, conforme to the tennour of tliair said chartour 
and infeftment, to be bruikit, joysit and cxercit be thame, but any stop, troubill 
or impediment, to be maid to thame thairintill be any persone or persones 
quhatsuniever; and the saidis Johne erle of Mar and Johne lord Erskene, thair 
airis and successouris, to be perpetuallie secludit thairfra and fra all richt, 
tytill and priviledges, liberties, power, proffeittis, and dewties of the samin 
schirrefschip within the said burgh of Striviling, liaill boundis, territories and 
liberties thairof, in all tyme cuming, for the ressounes and caussis lybellit; as 
at mair lenth is contenit in the said summondis, actis [and] lettres following 
thairvpone : The saidis Thomas Bruce, Johne Johnstoun, David Stevinsone, 
and remanent persewaris abonewrittin, compeirand be Adame Cunynghame, 
thair procuratour, quha for instructing of their richt to the said office of 
schirefschip of Striviling producit the foirsaid chartour maid and grantit to 
the said toun of Striviling of the dait, tennour and contentis, respective 
abonewrittin; and the saidis Johne erle of Mar, etc., and Johne lord Erskine, 
defendaris, compeirand be maister David Primrois, thair procuratour; and all 
vtheris haifand or pretendand to have eutres in the said mater being 
lauchfulie summond to this actioun, oftimes callit and not compeirand, the 
foirsaidis parties compeirand as said is, richtis, ressounes, allegatiounes of the 
saidis pairties compeirand as said is, togidder with the foirsaid chartour maid 
and grantit in favouris of the said toun of Striviling of the dait and contentis 
abonewrittin producit and repeittit for the pairtis of the saidis persewaris for 
instructing of thair tytill and richt to the said office of schercfschip, hard, 
seine, vnderstand, and the saidis lordis thairwith being ryplie advysit, the 
lordis of counsall reduces, retreittis, rescindis, cassis, annullis, decernis 
and declaires the foirsaid pretendit chartouris, infeftmentis, and vtheris writtis 
and evidentis particularlie abonewritten, callit for to be producit to the effect 
and in maner abonementionat, to have beine from the beginning, to be now 
and in all tymecuming, null and of nane availl, force, strenth nor effect, with 
all that hes followit or may follow thairvpone swa far as the samin concernes 



1633.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 115 

or may be extendit to the said office of scherefschip within the said burgh of 
Striviling, territorie and liberties thairof or any pairt of the samin ; and als 
findis and declaires that the onlie and vndoubtit riclit of the said office of 
scherefschip within the said burgh of Striviling, haill boundis, territories and 
liberties of the samin, perteines and belongis to the saidis proveist, bailies, 
counsall and communitie thairof, and their successouris. now and in all tyme 
cuming, conform to the tennour of the said chartour and infeftment, to be 
bruikit, joysit and exercit be thame, but ony stop, troubill or impediment, to 
be maid to thame thairintill be any persone or persones quhatsumever. And 
the saidis lordis secludis the saidis Johne erle of Mar and Johne lord Erskene, 
his sone, thair airis and successouris, purpetuallie thairfra and all riclit, tytill, 
priviledge, liberties, power, proffeittis and dewties of the samin scherefschip 
within the said burgh of Striviling, haill boundis, territories and liberties 
thairof, in all tyme cuming; becaus the said Johne erle of Mar and Johne lord 
Erskene, defenderis, and all vtheris haifand or pretendand to have entres in 
the said mater wer divers tymes lauchfulie summond, and last be vertew of 
our Soverane Lordis lettres proceiding vpone ane act of the saidis lordis to 
have compeirit befoir thame, bringand and produceand with thame the 
foresaidis pretendit chartouris, infeftmentis and vtheris writtis and evidentis 
particularlie abonewritten, to have beine seine and considderit be the saidis 
lordis to the effect abonementionat, with certificatioun to thame and thay 
failyiet thairintill the saidis lordis wald reduce, find and declaire in maner 
abonespecifeit ; and the saidis Johne erle of Mar and Johne lord Erskene, 
defenderis, thairefter compeirand be maister David Prymrois, thair procurator, 
to quhom the saidis lordis haifing assignit divers termes of his awin consent 
for produceing of the saidis pretendit chartouris and vtheris abonewrittin callit 
for, with certificatioun to him and he failyiet thairintill the saidis lordis wald 
reduce, find and declair in maner abonementionat; at the quhilkis termes the 
said maister David Prymrois failyiet to produce the foirsaidis evidentis and 
writtis or any of thame: In respect quhairof and of the productioun of the 
saidis persewaris thair chartour and tytill producit in maner abonewrittin, 
the saidis lordis reducit, fand and declairit in maner abonewrittin. And 
ordaines lettres to be direct vpone the premissis gif neid beis in forme 
as effeiris. 



116 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1G41 

LIV. 

EXCERPTS from Signature or Warrant for Charter of Confirmation of the 
Rights, Privileges, and Possessions of the Burgh of Stirling [No. LV.], 
1641. 

Oure Souerane Lord, calling to mynd that the burghe of Sterling, quhilk 
is ane of the [maist] ancient burghes of this his Hienes kingdomc of Scot- 
land, being erectet befoir the dayes of vmquhile King Alexander, of worthie 
memorie, wes doted with sindrie grite preveleges, liberteis and immunities, 
be his Hienes and his predicessouris, in respect of the commodious situatioun 
thairof, being placed and situate on the watter of Forthe, in that pairte 
of the said kingdome of Scotland to the quhilk the maist part of the hie- 
landis of Menteythe and Ergyle resortes and repaires for making thair mer- 
chandice, be the quhilk repairing to the said burghe they ar and haif bene 
reducet to ane ciuile and politike forme of leving vnder his Maiestie and his 
predicessouris peace and obedience; and haifing alsua at the said pairte 
quhair the said burghe is situate ane brig on the said watter of Forthe 
quhilk is the commoun passage to the haill lieges cummand and gangand fra 
the northe and southe pairtes of his said Hienes realme, quhilk brig hes bene 
continuallie intertenyit vpoun the proper charges and expenssis of the prouest, 
baillies, counsell, communitie and inhabitants of the said burghe; and his 
Hienes and his predicessouris hes euer had thair castell and palice of Ster- 
ling neir to the said burghe, within the quhilk nocht onlie had they thair 
residence for the maist pairte bot also the said castell and burghe adiacent 
thairto hes bene the place quhair his Maiestie and his Hienes predicessouris 
thair most sacred persones hes bene educate and brocht vp, as being the maist 
fitt and proper place for that effect, baithe be ressoun of the naturall strenthe 
of the said castell and palace of Sterling, plesandness and amenitie of the 
feildes and healthsumnes of the air, and als in respect of the cairfulnes and 
faithfulnes of the burgessis and inhabitantes of the said burghe quha maist 
cairfullie and panefullie hes kepit thair dewtie and obedience to his Hienes 
and his predicessouris ; lyke as, his Maiestie, considering that the said castell 
and palice of Sterling wes nocht onlie the place of his Hienes vmquhile 
derrest father, of maist happie memorie, his educatioun fra his infancie, bot 



1641.] THE HURGH OF STIRLING. 117 

also the place of the birthe and educatioun of his vmquhile derrest brother 
the Prince, of maist worthie memoric, quhair he remanit and wes educate fra 
his infancie continualiie to his repairing to his Maiesteis kingdome of Eng- 
land; and his Hienes alsua considering the grite hurt, damn age, and skaithe 
sustenit be the inhabitantes of the said burghe of Sterling be mony hairshipis, 
burnyngis and vther depredationes vsit aganes thame in his Maiesteis predi- 
cessouris seruice, quhilk merites to be recompensit and rewairdit be his Hienes: 
Thairfoir his Maiestie, being of mynd, gudewill, and affectioun toward the 
inhabitantis of the said burghe, and nawyes willing that they be onywayes 
preiugit of ouy of thair formare liberties, preveleges, and immunities grantet 
to thame, bot rather that the same be augmentit and they mentenit in thair 
saidis richtis, preveleges, liberteis and immuniteis, gevin and grantet of aid 
and ancient tyme to the said burghe of Sterling, burgessis and inhabitantis 
thairof, his Hienes, of certane knawlege and proper motive, withe auyse and 
consent of (blank), ordines ane charter of confirmatioun to be maid vnder his 
Maiesteis grite seale in the mair forme, ratifeand, approvand, and for his Hienes 
and his successouris perpetuallie confirmand the particulare infeftmentis, 
charteris, preceptis, instrumentis of sesing, confirmationes, giftis, donationes, 
liberteis, preveleges and immuniteis contenit thairin, maid, gevin, grantet or 
confirmit be his Maiesteis maist noble progenitouris to the said burghe of 
Sterling, burgessis and inhabitantis thairof, particularlie efterspecifeit, viz., 
the charter and gift maid, gevin and grantet be vmquhile Allexander King of 
Scottis for the tyme, of worthie memorie, of the dait at Kincairdine the auch- 
tene day of August and of his regime the tuelf yeir, quhairby the said King 
Allexander gave to the said burghe of Sterling and to the burgessis of the 
same ane mercat day in the said burghe, to wit, Setterday oulklie, and thair- 
withe gave to thame his sure peace for all thame that cumes to the said 
mercate, prohibiting straitlie that nane commit onye wrang, truble or iniurie, 
to ony that cumes to the said mercate ather in thair cuming or ganging, 
vnder the pane of forfalture; and alsua straitlie prohibiting that na extraneare 
merchand .within the sherefdome of Sterling by or sell ony thing outwith the 
said burghe vnder his defence, bot that the extraneare merchandis bring thair 
merchandice to the said burghe of Sterling and thair sell the same, and gif 
onye extraneare merchand be fund bying or selling onye thing within the said 



CHARTERS RELATE 

sherefdome of Sterling vpoun the defeuce foirsaid, that the samyn be takin 
and detenit quhill the Kingis will be declaim ; prohibiting lykewyea that na 
cxtraneare uierchand cut his clavthe to l>e sauld in the said burgbe of SterUng 
bot fra the day of the ascensioun of our Lord vnto the feist of Lambes, within 
thequhilkis termes they sail cut thair claithe to be said in the said mercat of 
the burghe of Sterling, and that [thai] thair sail sell and by claithe and vther 
nierchandice conimouulie with the burgesses; commanding also that all quha 
abvdes in the said burghe of Sterling and quha will communicate with the 
as thairof at the mercate that they communicate with thame to the 
id and help quhaes men soeuer they be; gevand also to ti. 

- i .ing libertie to haif ane merchand gildrie, ex- 
cept to the w\..i steris; and prohibiting that na taverne be had 
in ony toun within the said sherefdome of SterUng bot quhair the lord or 
I run is ane knycht and remanes thairintiU, and that ane onlie 
salbe had thair; prohibiting alsua that nane remanyng outwithe the 
said burghe of Sterling in the said sherefdome of SterUng niak or caus be 
maid ony claithe cuttit or shorne within the said sherefdome of SterUng bot 
onlie the burgessis of the said burghe of SterUng quha ar of the merchand 
gildrie thairof and paves to the King ayde and suppUe with the burgessis of 
-::like prohibiting straitlie that nane within the said 
sherefdome of SterUng presume to mak claithe cuttit or shorne vnder the pane 
of forfaltuxe, and gif ony claithe cuttit or shorne be fund sua maid, commanding 
the sheref of the said sherefdome incontinent to apprehend the same and do 
thairwithe conforme to the consuetude of the tyme of King Dauid. Togidder 
with the confirmatioun of King Dauid the Second of the foirsaid charter in his 
parUament haldin at Scone the tuentie sext day of October and of his regnne 
the threttie ane yeir. with all and sindrie consuetudes and Uberteis abon- 
wretin and vther immuniteis and previleges contenit in the said charter. 
And siclyke, the charter grantet be the said vmquhile King Allexander, of 
worthie inemorie, to the the burghe of SterUng resident 
within the same, proponing that they salbe quyte in all tyme cuming thair- 
efter for euer of all toles and customes of thair gudes and cattell within aU the 
kingdome; prohibiting straitlie that nane presume to truble thame aganes the 
said grant in exacting fra thame ony toles or customes of thair saidis gudes and 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 119 

cattell within all the kingdome; prohibiting straitlie thatnane presume to truble 
thame aganes the said grant in exacting fra thame ony toles or customes of thair 
saidis gudes and cattell; as the said charter of the dait at Edinburghe the tuentie 
day of Julij and of his regnne the threttene yeir beres. Togidder with the con- 
firmatioun of the said charter grantet be the said vmquhile King Dauid, 2d. of 
that name, to the saidis burgessis of the burghe of Sterling and communitie 
thairof, vnder the said vmquhile King Dauidis grite seale, in his parliament 
haldin at Scone the tuentie sext 1 day of October and of his regnne the thrette 
ane yeir. And lykwyes the charter of fewferme grantet be vmquhile King Robert 
the secund to the burgessis of the said burghe of Sterling and communitie 
thairof and to thair successouris, vnder the said Kingis grite seale, off the foir- 
said burghe of Sterling with the fischingis of the watter of Forthe pertenyng 
thairto; with the ferine of the said burghe, litle customes and pertinentis quhat- 
sumeuer belangand thairto; as the samyn charter of the dait at Methven the 
threttene day of Julij and of his regnne the sextene yeir at mair lenthe pro- 
portes. [Here follow references to the charters by King James II., dated 25th 
October, 1447 (No. xx.), and 24th June, 1456 (No. xxiii.); the charters by 
King James IV., dated 12th October, 1501 (No. xxxiii.), and 7th March, 
1501-2 (No. xxxiv.); and the charter by Queen Mary dated 15th April, 1567 
(No. xlv.). The following also stood originally in the MS., but is deleted: — 
" Item ane lettre of gift and presentatioun, maid, gevin and grantet, be 
vmquhile Sir Johnne Schaw of Arnecomrye, knycht, vndoutet patrone of the 
chaplenrie vnderwretin, to vmquhile Archibald Allane, younger, bulges of the 
said burghe of Sterling, makand, constitutand, and ordinand him chaplene or 
prebendare of that chaplenrie sumtyme situat within the said burghe of 
Sterling, quhilk being first foundinit to haif bene [ane] hospitell wes for laike 
and want of mentenance thairto convertet in the ministeris manse of the said 
burghe, lyand on the eist pairt of the Hicgait that leadis to the kirk of the 
said burghe contigue to the kirk yaird thairof; quhilk lettre of gift and pre- 
sentatioun is of the dait at London the first day of Januare the yeir of God 
j m vj e and ten yeiris; togider with the charter and fundatioun 2 maid and 
grantet be the said vmquhile Archibald Allane, chaplane and prebendare 

1 Originally " sevint " in MS., but altered to "sext." 
2 No. LIL, antea p. 10S. 



L20 OH VKTERS E ELATING TO [1641. 

foirsaid, with cxpres consent and assent of the said vmquhile Sir Johnne 
Shaw, vndoutet patrone foirsaid of the said chaplenrie, to the saidis prouest, 
baillies, and connsell of the said burghe of Sterling, and thair successouris, of 
all and haill the foirsaid hospitell, now convertit for want of mentenance in 
ane ministeris manse ; togider with the precept of sesing contenit in the said 
charter and instrument of sesing following thairvpoun."] Togider with all and 
quhatsumeuer vther chartcris, infeftmentis, confirmationes, [etc., granted to 
the burgh by the King's predecessors; " togidder with all mortificationes and 
fundationes of hospitallis, speciallie the hospitellis callit Spittellis Hospitall 
and Cowanes Hospitall, landis, tenementis, yairdis and rentis belangand 
thairto."] Attoure our said Souerane Lord, but hurt and preiudice of the foir- 
saidis chartcris, infeftmentis, fundationes, donationes, mortificationes, giftis, 
decreittis, richtis and previleges thairin contenit, and iu corroboratioun of the 
same, accumulando . iura iuribus, of new, with auyse and consent foirsaid, 
geves, grantis, dispones, erectis and perpetuallie confirmes to his Hienes weill- 
belouit the saidis prouest, baillies, counsell, communitie and inhabitantes of 
the said burghe of Sterling, present and to cum, and thair successouris, all 
and haill the said Burghe of Sterling in ane frie burgh royall, with the haill 
commoun faires, mercat dayes, commoun houssis, mercat places, haill territorie 
of the same, landis, tenementis, aikeris, rudes, wallis, portis, calseyes, brigis, 
gaittis, passages, fishingis, commoun mures, heavenes, portis, herberies, annual- 
rentis, prebendareis, chaplenreis, hospitellis, patronages, and haill pertinentis 
of the same; togidder with all and sindrieproffites, preveleges, toles, customes, 
liberteis and immunities quhatsumeuer pertenyng to the said burghe and 
quhairof the saidis prouest, baillies, counsell and communitie of the said burghe 
and thair predicessouris hes bene in possessioun of befoir; withe speciall poware 
and libertie to haif and cheis, yeirlie, prouest, baillies and counsell, for govern- 
ing of the said burghe 1 ; actis, statutes and ordinances to mak and caus be 
published and obseruit within the said burghe, territorie and haill libertie of 
the samyn, nocht repugnant alwyes to the lawes and constitutiones of this 
realme; and with poware to the saidis prouest, baillies, counsell and fremen of 
the said burghe, and thair successouris for euer, to haif, hant, vse and exerce, 
1 The following, originally inserted here, is tolbuithe, wallis, calseyes, and vther thair 
deleted: — " arid for vphald of thair kirk, brig, commoun warkis." 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 121 

as they haue heirtofoir bein in vse and custome, the tred and traffik of 
merchandice, blok, by, top, and sell all sorte of wares, baithe cuntrie wares 
and forane wares, nocht onlie within the said burghe, territorie, and iurisdic- 
tioun thairof, bot also within all the boundis situat within the said sherefdome 
of Sterling, alsneill regalitie as ryaltie, baithe breid and lenthe of the sainyn 
sherefdome; and with speciall prohibitioun to all persones vnfremen that nane 
of thame presume or tak vpoun hand to vse and exerce the traffik of mer- 
chandice within ony pairte of the samyn sherefdome of Sterling except they 
be burgessis of the said burghe of Sterling. And speciallie, but preiudice of 
the generalitie foirsaid, his Maiestie with auyse and consent abonwretin, gevis, 
grantis and dispones to the saidis prouest, baillies, counsell, burgessis and 
communitie of the said burghe of Sterling, and thair successouris, all and 
sindrie the particulare landis and vtheris aftermentionate quhilkis hes bene 
bruikit and possest be thame and thair predecessouris as ane pairt of the 
commoun gude [and] patrimony of the saide burghe, viz. [Here follows de- 
scription of lands and possessions, and references to patronages of hospitals, 
chaplainries, altars, &c, and property thereof, similar to what is contained in 
Charter No. LV.] 1 Attoure, his Maiestie. with auyse and consent foirsaid, 
gevis, grantis and dispones to the saidis burghe of Sterling libertie to haif in 
all tyme cuming ane merchand gildrie; with poware to vse and exerce all 
liberteis, privileges, and immuniteis quhatsumeuer belangand to the said 
merchand gildrie, siclike and in the samen maner in all respectis as they haue 
heirtofoir exercit the same. 2 And siclike gevis, grantis and dispones to the 

1 The following clause, originally inserted walkeris thairof, conforme to the charter and in 
here, is deleted: — " Withe poware also to the feftment abonspecifeitgrantet to thame thairof 
saidis prouest, baillies and counsell of the said bethesaidvmquhileKingAllexander.ofworthie 
burghe of Sterling and their successouris to meniorie, and thaireftir confirmit be the said 
big and builde ather wynd or watter mylnes at vmquhile King Dauid in his parliament haldin 
quhatsumeuer pairt or place maist commodious at Scone as is befoir expremit ; with poware to 
within the libertie of the said burghe as they the saidis burgessis, except as said is, to vse 
sail think expedient." and exerce all liberteis, privileges and immuni- 

2 This clause originally read thus : — "Attoure teis quhatsumeuer, belangand to the said mer- 
his Maiestie, with auyse and consent foirsaid, chand gildrie, siclike and als frelie and amplie 
gevis, grantis and dispones to the saidis prouest, in all respectis as the gildbrether of the burgh 
baillies and burgessis of the said burghe of Ster- of Edinburgh, Perthe, or ony vther burgh of this 
ling and thair successouris libertie to haif ane realme, hes exercet and vsit or may exerce the 
merchand gildrie, except to the wobsteris and same at ony tyme bigane or to cum." 



122 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

saidis prouest, baillies, counsell, commuuitie and burgessis of the said burghe 
of Sterling and thair successouris the prevelege of tua mercat dayes oulklie 
within the said burghe, the ane of thame on Wodinsday and the vther of 
thame on Setterday; with fonre frie faires yeirlie [each enduring for eight days. 
The dates of the first two arc left blank ; the third, called the "Latter Ladye darn 
hervist fair." to begin on 8th September; and the fourth, called the "Latter 
Fair day," to begin on 22nd October.] 1 With full prevelage and libertie to the 
saidis prouest, baillies, counsell and commuuitie of the said burghe, and thair 
successouris, to haif, bruke and posses, the office of sherefship within thame- 
selfis in the said burgh and haill territorie thairof, for euer in all tyme 
cuming. . . . And siclike his Maiestie gevis, grantis and dispones 
to thame and their successouris the richt, previlage and libertie of all 
[the ways and passages leading to and from the burgh ; also petty 
customs and dues conform to a table as in Charter No. LV. ; ports, 
havens and harbours, with dues thereof.] 2 And siclike considering that the 
brig of Sterling on the said water of Forthe and the lang calsey leading to 
and fra the said brig requyres grite charges and expenssis to vphald the same, 
and that the saidis prouest, baillies, counsell and commuuitie of the said 
burghe are also burdinit with the vphald of thair vvalles, portes and calseyes 
thairfore his Maiestie with consent foirsaid hes gevin, grantit and disponit to 

'The following clause, as well as clauses -The following clause is deleted, and the 

against unfreemen usurping the privileges of words "this will mak truble befoir it is granted" 

the burgesses and giving power to the council written on the margin :—" Commanding all and 

to make laws for the common weal of the burgh, sindric his hienes lieges, strangeris and vtheris 

was originally inserted here: — "Lykeas his that sail cum within the said water of Forthe, 

Maiestie gevis, grantis and dispones, to the fra the mouth of Even vp to the brig of Sterling, 

saidis prouest, baillies, counsell and communi- with thair shipis, voshellis, creares and botes, 

tie of the said burgh of Sterling, and thair that they nor nane of thame presume or tak on 

successouris, the haill tolcs and customes of hand to brek bouk, top or sell ony of thair 

the saidis faires to be applyet to thair awne vse, wares, mcrehandice or gudes, befoir they cum 

and to be bestowed on the help and supporte to the said burgh of Sterling, los thair gudes 

of the commoun warkes of the said burghe." and mak mercat thairof and tak thair coquetis 

The clauses are deleted, and this note written thair befoir thair departure, according to the 

on the margin: — "This is neidlcs being liesom lawes and practik of burrowes." 
and dew to them be the actis of parliament." 



1641. J THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 123 

the saidis prouest, baillies and counsell of the said burgh, and thair successouris, 
the customes of the said brig following, viz. : — [Here follows table similar 
to that in Charter No. LV. Also clauses of union and incorporation and 
holding of the burgh, lands and others, as in the charter.] Gevand thairfoir, 
yeirlie, the saidis prouest, baillies, counsell and commountie of the said burgh e 
of Sterling, and their successouris, to our said Souerane Lord and his succes- 
souris and vtheris haifand richt fra his Maiestie, as follows, viz., for the said 
burghe of Sterling, landis, mylnes, tenementis, aikeris, rudes, walles, portes, her- 
beries, landing places, briggis, gaittis, passages, fishingis, commoun mwres, faires, 
oulklie mercattis and customes, proffeittis, previleges of the same and vtheris 
particularlie abonementionate, the dewties and utheris contenit in the auld 
infeftmentis granted to the said burgh; 1 and for the said office of sherefschip 
and iurisdictioun thairof abonespecifeit, dew and lauchfull administratioun 
of iustice in the said office and iurisdictioun; and for all and sindrie the saidis 
patronages, almoushoussis, hospitellis, chaplenreis, kirkes, benefices, annuellis, 
and utheris abonwrittin belonging thairto, the saidis provest, baillies, counsell 
and communitie of the said burghe, and ministeris at the saidis kirkis and 
pure of the saidis hospitallis and thair successouris, makand devoite, humble 
and daylie prayer, to the almichtie of God for his Maiestie and his successouris, 
and performing all uthir dewties and burdeins if any be contenit in the auld 
infeftmentis thairof, alanerlie ; togidder with service of burgh vsed and wont 
for all and sundrie the premissis. And that the said charter be extendit in the 
best forme, with extensioun of all claussis [neidfull, and] that preceptis be 
direct heirupoune in forme as effeires. Gevin at . . the . . day 
of . . the yeir of God j m vj c fourty and . . yeires. 

1 The words "the dewties and wtheris con- aires and successouris, lordis of Cambuskeu- 

tenenit in the auld infeftmentis granted to netlie, as succeeding in place of the abote and 

the said burgh " are substituted for the follow- convent of Cambuske-imethe to quhome the 

ing, which originally stood in the MS. : — "the saidis tuentie thrie merkis of aid wes disponit 

soume of ten merkis money of this realme and be his Hienes predicessouris. " 
tuentie thrie merkis to Johne erle of Mar, his 



124 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

LV. 

CHARTER by King Charles the First, confirming previous Charters and of 
new granting to the Burgh of Stirling, their several possessions, rights, 
and privileges. Holyrood House, 17 November, 1641. 1 

Caroltjs, Dei gratia, Magne Britannie, Francie et Hibernie, Rex, fideique 
defensor : Omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue, clericis et laicis, 
salutem. Sciatis nos, considerantes antiquum burgum nostrum de Stirling 
olim erectum fuisse in iiberum burgum regalem, et de tempore in tempus per 
preclarissimos nostros progenitores multifariis privilegiis imbutum, 2 respectu 
habito commode et opportune situationi dicti burgi et castri nostre de 
Stirling eidem adjacentis, vbi multi predecessorum nostrorum nati et educati 
fuerunt; necnon consideratione habita bonorum et gratuitorum servitiorum 

Charles, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, and 
defender of the faith: To all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. 
Know ye that we, considering that our ancient Burgh of Stirling had formerly 
been erected into a free Royal Burgh, and had from time to time been endowed 
by our most illustrious progenitors with many various privileges, respect being 
Lad to the commodious and accessible situation of the said burgh and of our 
castle of Stirling adjacent thereto, where many of our predecessors were 
born and educated ; and also consideration being had to the good and 

' The original of this charter not having been sasines at Edinburgh 17th October, 1648), are 

found, it has been printed from an official ex- still preserved. 

tract from the register of the Great Seal certified The print has also been collated with a copy 
by the late Mr. William Robertson, keeper of the of the charter made, in 1714, apparently from 
records, and the print has been collated with the original. Where the variations in the 
the register itself. For filling in blanks in register and copy arc not merely verbal, such 
parts of the charter where the writing in the as the substitution of "prefatis" for " pre- 
rcgister is obliterated or illegible, recourse has nominatis," " vel" for " seu," " dictis " for 
been had to a precept of sasine following on "predictis," &c, or arise from the transposi- 
thc charter, of the same date with it, and tion of words without alteration of the meaning, 
indorsed by Lord Scotstarvet, director of the different readings are given in foot-notes, 
chancery, on 3rd October, 1G48. The precept, the letter "0" in these denoting "copy charter 
with the instrument of sasine thereon (expede made in 1714." 
13th, and recorded in the general register of 2 "multis et variis privilegiis ornatum."— V. 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 125 

nobis dictisque nostris preclarissimis progenitoribus per burgenses et incolas 
dicti burgi nostri assidue prestitorum et impensorum; et maxime 1 volentes 
affectionem nostram et gratiam dicto burgo nostro illustrare, ipsosque ad 
omnem debitam obedientiam et bona officia erga nos nostrosque successores 
imposterum animare. Idcirco nos, cum avisamento et consensu predilectorum 
nostrorum consanguineorum et consiliariorum Joannis comitis de Loudoun 
domini Terrinzeane et Mauchlin, magni nostri cancellarii huius regni nostri 
Scotie; Arclnbaldi marchionis de Ergyll comitis de Kin tyre domini Campbell 
et Lome; Willielmi comitis de Glencairne domini Kilmawiris; Joannis comitis 
de Lindsay domini Parbroitb; necnon cum avisamento et consensu fidelis et pre- 
dilecti nostri consiliarii, domini Jacobi Carmichaell de eodem, militis baronetti, 
nostri thesaurarij deputati, — nostrorum commissionariorum pro thesaurario 
nostro; ac etiam cum avisamento et consensu reliquorum dominorum nostri 
scaccarij dicti regni nostri nominatorum et appunctuatorum ad recipiendum 
resignationes nostro nomine et nova infeofamenta desuper concedendum, 
ratificasse, approbasse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, tenoreque 
ejusdem, ratificare, approbare, proque nobis et successoribus nostris pro 

gratuitous services assiduously performed and rendered to us and our said most 
illustrious progenitors by the burgesses and inhabitants of our said burgh ; and 
we specially wishing to show our affection and favour for our said burgh, and to 
encourage them to all due obedience and good offices towards us and our successors 
in time coming. Therefore we, with the advice and consent of our well-beloved 
cousins and counsellors, John earl of Loudoun lord Terrinyeane and Mauchlin, our 
great chancellor of this our kingdom of Scotland; Archibald marquis of Argyll earl 
of Kintyre lord Campbell and Lome; William earl of Glencairne lord Kilmawiris; 
John earl of Lindsay lord Parbroith ; and also with advice and consent of our trusty 
and well-beloved counsellor, Sir James Carmichaell of that ilk, knight baronet, our 
treasurer depute, — our commissioners for our treasury; and also with advice and 
consent of the remanent lords of our exchequer of our said kingdom named and 
appointed for receiving resignations in our name and for granting new infeftments 
thereupon, have ratified, approved, and by this our present charter confirmed, and by 
the tenor of the same, ratify, approve, and for us and our successors for ever confirm 

1 " et nos maxime " — C. 



126 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

perpetuo confirmarc particularia infeofamenta, cartas, precepta et iustruinenta 
sasinarum, coufirmationes, concessiones, donationes, libertates, privilegia ct 
immunitates, in eisdem contentas, factas, datas et concessas sen confirmatas 
per serenissimos nostros progenitores dicto burgo nostro dc Stirling, bur- 
gensibus ct incolis ejusdem, particulariter postea specificata, videlicet, cartam et 
concessioncm factam, datam et concessam, per quondam Alexandrum, Regem 
Scotorum pro tempore, dignissime memorie, de data apud Kincairderj 
decimo octavo die mensis Augusti et anno regni sui duodecimo, virtute 
cujusquidem predictus Rex Alexander dedit burgo nostro de Stirling et bur- 
gensibus ejusmodi unum foralem diem in dicto burgo, diem, scilicet, Saturni 
hepdomadatim ct eo cum firmam dedit suam pacem omnibus ad dictum forum 
advenientibus,stricte prohibendo omncs ne injuriam,maleficiumsive molestiam, 
aliquam comittent quibusvis ad dictum forum advenientibus, nee in accedendo 
neque in discendendo, sub pena forisfacture ; stricteque etiam prohibendo 
omnes extraneos mercatores infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Stirling nc ulli 
eorum vendent neque ement quod vis extra dictum burgum sub munitione et 
defensione ejusdem, sed quod dicti extranei illi mercatores mercimonia sua 
adferent dicto burgo nostro dc Stirling et eadem ibidem vendent; et si 

the particular infeftments, charters, precepts and instruments of sasine, confirmations, 
grants, gifts, liberties, privileges and immunities, contained therein, made, given, and 
granted or confirmed by our most serene progenitors to our said burgh of Stirling, 
the burgesses and inhabitants thereof, particularly after specified, that is to say: 
a charter and gift made, given and granted, by the deceased Alexander, King of 
Scots for the time, of most worthy memory, of date at Kincairden the eighteenth 
day of the month of August and the twelfth year of his reign, in virtue whereof the 
said King Alexander gave to our burgh of Stirling and to the burgesses of the same 
a market day in the said burgh, that is to say on Saturday, weekly, and therewith 
gave to them his sure peace to all coming to the said market, strictly prohibiting 
all from committing any wrong, trouble or injury, to any persons coining to the said 
' market, either in coming thereto or going therefrom, under pain of forfeiture; also 
strictly prohibiting all stranger merchants within our sheriffdom of Stirling that 
none of them buy or sell anything outwith the said burgh under the protection and 
defence of the same, but that the said stranger merchants shall bring their 
merchandice to our said burgh of Stirling and there shall sell the same; and if 



1G41.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 127 

quivis extraneus mercator vendens seu emens quidvis invenietur infra dictum 
vicecomitatum nostrum de Stirling sub defensione predicta, idem apprehen- 
sum et detentum erit donee regia voluntas eatenus declaretur; prohibendo 
prorsus quod nulli extranei mercatores pannum suum scindent neque vendent 
in dicto burgo nostro.de Stirling preterquam a die ascentionis Domini nostri 
usque ad festum Petri ad vincula, lie Lambas, inter quosquidem terminos 
solummodo pannum suum vendibilem in dicto foro burgi nostri de Stirling 
scindent, et ibidem pannum et alia mercimonia cum burgensibus ejusmodi 
vendent et ement; mandando etiam omnibus in dicto burgo nostro de Stir- 
ling commorantibus et apud dictum forum cum burgensibus coinmunicantibus 
quod cum iis communicent ad subsidium et auxilium nostrum (qualescunque 
sint) ; dando et concedendo etiam dictis burgensibus dicti burgi nostri 
de Stirling libertatem mercatorialem gildriam, lie merchant! gihlrie, liabendi 
(exceptis fulonibus et textoribus) ; et prohibendo quod nulla taberna tenta sit 
in aliqua villa infra dictum vicecomitatum nostrum de Stirling ubi dominus 
et pretor dicte ville eques auratus non existit et ibidem remanet, et quod 
unica solum taberna ibidem tenta sit ; proviso etiam quod nulli remanentes 
extra dictum burgum nostrum de Stirling infra vicecomitatum ejusdem con- 
any stranger merchant shall be found buying or selling anything within our said 
sheriffdom of Stirling under the defence foresaid, the same shall be seized and 
detained until the royal pleasure is declared thereanent ; prohibiting further that 
no stranger merchants shall cut their cloth to be sold in our said burgh of Stirling 
except from the day of the ascension of our Lord until the feast of Peter 
ad vincula, that is of Lammas, between which terms only they shall cut their 
cloth to be sold in the said market of our burgh of Stirling, and there shall buy and 
sell their cloth and other merchandice with the burgesses of the same; commanding 
also all abiding in our said burgh of Stirling and taking part with the burgesses at 
the said market that they contribute with them towards our aid and help (whoso- 
ever they may be) ; giving and granting also to the said burgesses of our said burgh 
of Stirling the liberty of having a Merchant Guildry (excepting the walkers and 
weavers); and prohibiting that no tavern be kept in any town within our said 
sheriffdom of Stirling where the lord and ruler of the said town is not a knight and 
remains there, and that only a single tavern be kept therein; providing also that no 
persons dwelling outwith our said burgh of Stirling within the sheriffdom of the 



L28 CHARTERS ElELATING TO [1641. 

ficient neque conficere causabunt quemvis pannum scissum ct rasum, liecuttit 
et schorne, infra dictum vicccomitatum nostrum dc Stirling pretcr burgenses 
solummodo dicti burgi nostri de Stirling qui sunt ex mercatoriali gUdria 
ejusdem et ad auxilium et subsidium nostrum cum burgeusibus dicti burgi nostri 
solvent; Btricteque similiter prohibendo quod nulli infra dictum vicecomitatum 
de Stirling pannum conficere audeant sivc presumant scissum vel rescissuin, Hi 
tti Kit et 8chorne,s\ih pena forisfacture; et si hujusmodi pannus scissus et rescissus 
ita confectus iuvcnietur, mandando vicecomiti dicti vicecomitatus quatenus 
deinde eundem apprebendat et cum co agat secundum consuetudinem tempore 
Regis Davidis. Vnacum confirmatione Regis Davidis ejus nominis secundi 
predicte carte, in parliamento suo tento apud Sconam vigesimo sexto die mensis 
Octobris et anno regni sui trigesimo primo; cum omnibus et singulis con- 
suetudinibus et libertatibus suprascriptis aliisque immunitatibus et privilegiis 
in dicta carta contentis. Et similiter cartam concessam per dictum quondam 
nostrum serenissimum progenitorem Alexandrum Regem, dignissime memorie, 
concessam predictis burgensibus burgi nostri de Stirling ibidem residentibus, 
proportantem quod ipsi de omnibus tolloniis et custumis bonorum suorum et 
cattellorum in omnibus partibus dicti regni nostri pro perpetuoliberiet immunes 

same shall make or cause to be made any cloth cut and shorn within our said sheriff- 
dom of Stirling excepting only the burgesses of our said burgh of Stirling who are 
of the merchant guildry thereof and pay to our aid and supply with the burgesses of 
our said burgh; and likewise strictly prohibiting that no persons within the said 
sheriffdom of Stirling shall dare or presume to make cloth cut or shorn under the 
pain of forfeiture ; and if cloth of this sort cut and shorn shall be found so made, 
commanding the sheriff of the said sheriffdom that he forthwith apprehend the same 
and deal therewith according to the custom in the time of King David. Together 
with a confirmation of King David the second of that name of the foresaid charter, 
in his parliament held at Scone the twenty sixth day of the month of October and 
in the year of his reign the thirty first; with all and sundry customs and liberties 
above written and other immunities and privileges contained in the said charter. 
And likewise a charter granted by our said late most serene progenitor King 
Alexander, of most worthy memory, granted to the foresaid burgesses of our burgh 
of Stirling residing there, proporting that they shall be free and exempt in time 
coming for ever of all tolls and customs of their goods and cattle within all parts of 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 129 

erunt in futurura; stricte etiam prohibendo quod nulli audeant sive presumant 
molestare sive inquietare eos contra dictam concessionem in exigendo ab illis 
aliquas tholonias sive custumas predictorum bonorum et cattellorum; prout in 
dicta carta, de data apud Edinburgum vigesimodie mensis Julij etanno regni 
sui decimo tertio latius continetur. Vnacum confirmatione dicte carte concessa 
per dictum quondam Davidem Regem, ejus nomine secundum, sub suo magno 
sigillo, predictis burgensibus burgi nostri de Stirling et communitati ejusdem, in 
parliamento suo tento apud Sconam vigesimo sexto die mensis Octobris et anno 
regni ejus [trigesimo] primo. Ac etiam cartam feudifirme concessam per alium 
progenitorum nostrorum, quondam Regem Robertum ejus nominis secundum, 
burgensibus dicti burgi nostri de Stirling et communitati ejusdem eorumque 
successoribus, sub magno suo sigillo, de predicto burgo nostro de Stirling, cum 
piscationibus super aqua de Forth ad eundem pertinentibus, cum firma dicti 
burgi, custumis minutis et pertinentiis quibuscunque ad eandem spectantibus; 
prout eadem carta, de data apud Methven decimo tertio die mensis Julij et 
anno regni sui decimo sexto, latius proportat. Item, cartam et infeofamentum 
concessam per alium serenissimorum progenitorum nostrorum, Jacobum Regem 

our said kingdom ; also strictly prohibiting that no persons shall dare or presume 
to molest or trouble them contrary to the said grant in exacting from them any 
tolls or customs of their foresaid goods and cattle ; as is more fully contained in the 
said charter, of the date at Edinburgh the twentieth day of the month of July and 
in the year of his reign the thirteenth. Together with a confirmation of the said 
charter granted by the said deceased King David, the second of that name, under 
his great seal, to the foresaid burgesses of our burgh of Stirling and to the 
community of the same, in his parliament held at Scone the twenty sixth day of 
the month of October and in the first year of his reign [thirty]. And also a charter 
of feu-farm granted by another of our predecessors, the deceased King Robert the 
second of that name, to the burgesses of our said burgh of Stirling and to the 
community of the same and to their successors, under his great seal, of our foresaid 
burgh of Stirling, with the fishings upon the water of Forth pertaining to the same, 
with the ferme of the said burgh, small customs and pertinents whatsoever belonging 
thereto ; as the said charter, of the date at Methven the thirteenth day of the month 
of July and of his reign the sixteenth year, more fully bears. Also, a charter 
and infeftment granted by another of our most serene predecessors, King James 



130 CHARTERS REL VTING TO [1041. 

eo nomine 1 secundum, sub ejus magno sigillo, pro perpetuo, concessam in 
favorem propositi, ballivorum, consulium [et] coinmunitatis dicti burgi de Stir- 
ling, omni tempore affuturo, novarum nundinarum tenendarum in dicto burgo 
et territorio ejusdem annuatim ad festum ascensionis Domini nostri, videlicet, 
inchoandarum ad medium diem dicti festi ac deinde duraturam per spatium octo 
dierum immediate sequentium, inclusive; cum privilegiis, prerogativis, liberta- 
tatibus et consuetudinibus, niodo in dicta carta contentis, ut in eadem, sub 
dicto magno sigillo, de data vigesimo quinto die mensis Octobris anno Domini 
millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo septimo, latius continetur. Item, 
cartam per dictum Jacobum Regem 2 secundum concessam preposito, burgensi- 
bus et communitati dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, eorumque successoribus, 
burgensibus ejusmodi pro tempore, de jure patronatus, ordinatione et donatione, 
zenodochij et hospitalis Sancti Jacobi prope pontem de Stirling; unacum terris, 
obventionibus, redditibus, possessionibus et proficuis quibuscunque ad dictum 
hospitale pertinentibus; que carta est de data vigesimo quarto die mensis 
Junij anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo sexto. Item, 
cartam per alium preclarissimorum nostrorum progenitorum. Jacobum Regem 

the second of that name, under his great seal, in favour of the provost, 
bailies, councillors and community of the said burgh of Stirling, in all time 
coming for ever, of a new fair to be held in the said burgh and territory of 
the same yearly at the feast of the ascension of our Lord, that is to say, to be 
begun at mid day of the said feast and thereafter to continue for the period of 
eight days immediately following, inclusive; with the privileges, prerogatives, liberties 
and customs, in the manner contained in the said charter; as in the same, under the 
said great seal, of date the twenty-fifth day of the month of October in the year of 
our Lord one thousand four hundred and forty-seven, is more fully contained. Also, 
a charter granted by the said King James the second to the provost, burgesses and 
community of our said burgh of Stirling, and to their successors, burgesses of the 
same for the time, of the right of patronage, ordination and gift of the inn and 
hospital of St. James near the bridge of Stirling; together with the lands, obventions, 
rents, possessions and profits whatsoever pertaining to the said hospital; which 
charter is of date the twenty-fourth day of the month of June in the year of our 
Lord one thousand four hundred and fifty-six. Also, a charter granted by another 
of our most illustrious predecessors, King James the fourth of that name, under his 
1 "ejus nominis" — 0. - "ejus nominis" — C. 



1641.] THE BURGU OF STIRLING. 131 

ejus nominis quartum, sub suo magno sigillo, concessam preposito, ballivis, 
consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, de officio vicecomitatus 
de Stirling infra dictum burgum et territorium cjusdem et libertatem ejus- 
modi; cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, privilegiis, proficuis et divoriis 
dicti officij; hec vero carta est de data apud Stirling duodecimo die mensis 
Octobris anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo primo. Item, aliam cartam 
concessam per dictum quondam Jacobum Regem ejus nominis quartum pre- 
dicts preposito, ballivis, consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, 
eorumque successoribus, sub suo magno sigillo, de patronatu, advocatione et 
donatione, capellanie altaris Sancti Laurentij, martyris, fuudati infra ecclesiam 
parocbialem de Stirling; quequidem carta est de data septimo die mensis 
Martij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo primo. Item, aliam cartam 
factam et concessam per dictum quondam Jacobum Regem quartum preposito, 
ballivis, consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri, eorumque successoribus, 
sub magno suo sigillo, de data duodecimo die mensis Junij anno Domini 
millesimo quingentesimo quinquagesimo primo, 1 de tota et integra custuma salis 

great seal, to the provost, bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh of 
Stirling of the office of sheriff of Stirling within the said burgh and territory of the 
eame and liberty thereof ; with all and sundry liberties, privileges, profits and duties 
of the said office ; which charter is of date at Stirling the twelfth day of the month 
of October in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and one. Also, 
another charter granted by the said late King James the fourth of that name, under 
his great seal, to the foresaid provost, baillies, councillors and community of our said 
burgh of Stirling, and to their successors, of the patronage, advocation and donation, 
of the chaplainry of the altar of St. Laurence, the martyr, founded within the 
parish church of Stirling ; which charter is of date the seventh day of the month of 
March in the year of our Lord one thousand five hundred and one. Also, another 
charter made and granted by the said late King James the fourth to the provost, 
bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh, and their successors, under his 
great seal, of date the twelfth day of the month of June in the year of our Lord 
one thousand five hundred and fifty one, of all and whole the customs of salt and 

!The description of this charter is printed as 1451-2, whereby the burgesses and community 

in the register of the great seal and in the copy of Stirling were freed from the payment of 

charter, but there is obviously a mistake, custom on salt and skins. [Stirling Charters, 

Probably reference was intended to be made to No. xxi., antea, p. 32]. 
the charter by James II., dated 12th January, 



132 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

et corriorum infra bondas iu predicta carta mentionata cfc cxprcssa. Item, aliam 
cartam,sub magno sigillo,de datavigesimo octavo die meusis January, iu favorem 
predictorum burgensium et communitatis dicti burgi nostri, de totis et 
integris acris terrarum que olim [t'uerunt de le Aid Park propc Striveliug] 
jacentibus olim inter murum lapideum viridarij lie Park de Stirling 
ex occidental^ terras nuucupatas Bennetts Croft [ac Croftam Leprosorum 
ex parte australi, et] aliter bondatas modo in dicta carta specificatas; 
uuacum jure patronatus capellanie et altaris Sancti Michaelis infra ecclesiam 
parochialem de Stirling per quondam magistrum Thomam Carmichaell, 
vicarium, fundati. Item, aliam cartam factam ct concessam per charissimam 
nostram aviam, dignissime memorie, sub magno sigillo sue, preposito, ballivis, 
consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, eorumque successoribus, 
de omnibus et singulis terris, tenementis, domibus, edificiis, ecclesiis, capellis, 
hortis, pomariis, 'croftis, annuis redditibus, fructibus, divoriis, emoluments, 
feudifirmis, eliinosinis et monetis nuncupatis lie daill silver et obite silver, et 
aliis quibuscunque que ad quascunque capellanias, altaragia, prebendarios, seu 
ad quamcunque ecclesiam, capellam, sive collegium, pertinuerunt autpertinere 
dignoscuntur, fundatas per quoscunque patronos infra libertatem dicti burgi 

hides within the boundaries mentioned and expressed in the foresaid charter. Also, 
another charter, under the great seal, of date the twenty-eighth day of the month of 
January, in favor of the foresaid burgesses and community of our said burgh, of all 
and whole the acres of land which formerly belonged to the Aid Park near 
Stirling, lying between the stone wall of the Park of Stirling on the west, the 
lands called Bennet's Croft and the Lepers' Croft on the north, and otherwise 
bounded in the manner described in said charter ; together with the right of 
patronage of the chaplainry and altar of St. Michael within the parish 
church of Stirling founded by the late Mr. Thomas Carmichael, vicar. Also, 
another charter made and granted by our dearest grandmother, of most worthy 
memory, under her great seal, to the provost, bailies, councillors and community of 
our said burgh of Stirling and their successors, of all and sundry the lands, tene- 
ments, houses, buildings, churches, chapels, gardens, orchards, crofts, annual rents, 
fruits, duties, emoluments, feu-farms, alms and monies called daill silver and obite 
silver, and others whatsoever which pertained or are known to pertain to whatsoever 
chaplainries, altarages, prebendaries, or to whatsoever church, chapel or college, founded 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 133 

nostri de Stirling, et de quibus capellani et prebende perprius in usu et 
possessione fuerunt, ubicunque hujusmodi domus, edificia, tenementa, horti, 
pomaria, annui reditus, fructus, proventus et emolumenta respective jacent aut 
perprius levata fuerunt; cum manerierumlocis,ponmriis, terris, annuis redditibus, 
emolumentis et divoriis quibuscunque, que olim ad Fratres Dominicanos [sive] 
Predicatores [et] Minores sive Franciscanos dicti burgi nostri de Stirling pertin- 
uerunt; vnacum omnibus et singulis terris, domibus et tenementis, jacentibus 
infra dictum burgum nostrum de Stirling et libertatem ejusdem, cum omnibus 
annuis redditibus levandis de quibuscunque terris, domibus et tenementis, infra 
dictum burgum nostrum de Stirling, datis, dotatis et fundatis, quibuscunque 
capellaniis, alteragiis, ecclesiis, funeribus, liefanerallis, et anniversariis quibus- 
cunque, existentibus infra hoc regnum nostrum; et similiter de omnibus et 
singulis annuis redditibus alijsque divorijs per quascunque ecclesias extra 
dictum burgum nostrum de Stirling preposito et ballivis huiusmodi, de com- 
muni redditu dicti burgi, cum pertinentiis earundem levari usitatis et 
consuetis; quequidem carta est de data decimo quinto die mensis Aprilis 
anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo sexagesimo septimo, — in omnibus capi- 
tibus, articulis, clausulis, conditionibus et provisionibus earundem. Unacum 

by whatsoever patrons within the liberty of our said burgh of Stirling, and of which the 
chaplains and prebendaries formerly were in use and possession, wherever such houses, 
buildings, tenements, gardens, orchards, annual rents, fruits, produce, and emolu- 
ments respectively lie or formerly were levied; with manor-places, orchards^ lands, 
annual rents, emoluments and duties whatsoever which formerly belonged to the 
Dominican or Preaching friars and to the Minorites or Franciscans of our said burgh 
of Stirling; together with all and sundry the lands, houses and tenements, lying 
within our said burgh of Stirling and liberty of same, with all annual rents leviable 
from whatever lands, houses and tenements, within our said burgh of Stirling, given, 
granted, and founded to whatsoever chaplainries, altarages, churches, funerals and 
anniversaries whatsoever, existing within this our kingdom; and likewise of all and 
sundry the annual rents and other duties used and accustomed to be levied by what- 
soever churches outwith our said burgh of Stirling from the provost and baillies of 
the same, out of the common rent of the said burgh, with their pertinents; which 
charter is of date the fifteenth day of the month of April in the year of our Lord 
one thousand five hundred and sixty-seven, — in the whole heads, articles, clauses, 



I W CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

omnibus ct singulis alijs cartis, infeofamentis, confirmationibus, preceptis et 
instrument is sasinarum, concessionibus, donationibus, privileges, libertatibus et 
immunitatibus in eisdem cont'entis, factis, datis et concessis et confirmatis, per 
predictos nostros nobilissimos progenitores burgo nostro dc Stirling, burgensi- 
bus et iucolis hujusmodi, de quocunque tenore seu quibuscunque tenoribus, 
contento sive contentis, data seu datis, eedem sint ; unacum omnibus 
zenodochiorum mortificationibus et fundationibus, presertim zenodochiorum 
nuucupatis lie SpittdUs Hospitall et Cowanes Hospitall, terris, tenementis ct 
redditibus eisdem spectantibus, cum omni jure patronatus dictorum zenodochi- 
orum et membrorum ejusmodi, predictis prcposito, ballivis, consulibus et com- 
munitati dicti burgi nostri, concessis; etpresertim,absque prejudicio generalitatis 
supraspecificate, imam literam mortificationis factam et concessam per quondam 
Adamum,commendatarium pro tempore Abbacie de Cambuskennetb,infavorem 
zenotrophitarum pro tempore zenodochii burgi nostri de Stirling nuncupati 
Spittellis Hospitell eorumque successorum, pro meliori auxilio et sustentatione 
decrepitorum pauperum dicti zenodochij, virtute cujusquidem dictus com- 
mendatarius summam viginti trium mercarum monete iis mortificavit; 
quequidem mortificatio est de data vigesimo tertio die mensis Novembris 

conditions and provisions of the same. Together with all and sundry other charters, 
infeftments, confirmations, precepts and instruments of sasine, gifts, donations, 
privileges, liberties and immunities therein contained, made, given and granted and 
confirmed by our foresaid most noble progenitors to our burgh of Stirling, burgesses 
and inhabitants thereof, of whatever tenor or tenors, content or contents, date or 
dates, the same may be; together with all mortifications and foundations of hospitals, 
especially of the hospitals called Spittell's Hospital and Cowane's Hospital, lands, 
tenements and rents belonging thereto, with all right of patronage of the said 
hospitals and members of the same, granted to the foresaid provost, bailies, council- 
lors and community of our said burgh; and especially, without prejudice to the 
above specified generality, a letter of mortification made and granted by the late 
Adam, commendator for the time of the Abbey of Cambuskenneth, in favor of the 
hospitallers for the time of the hospital of our burgh of Stirling called Spittell's 
Hospital and their successors, for the better help and support of the decrepit poor of 
the said hospital, by virtue of which the said commendator mortified to them the 
sum of twenty three merks of money ; which mortification is of date the twenty 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 135 

millesimo sexcentesimo secuudo; unacum ratificatione dicte mortificationis 
per quondam Joannem comitem de Mar concessa, de data decimo tertio die 
mensis Augusti millesimo sexcentesimo quarto. Et similiter contractum de 
data decimo tertio die mensis February anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo 
trigesimoseptimo,initum etconfectum inter prepositum.ballivos et consules dicti 
burgi nostri pro tempore, et quondam Alexandrum Cowane de Wester Polmais, 
heredem et executorem quondam Joannis Cowane, mercatoris, burgensis dicti 
burgi nostri, ejus fratris, penes dispositionem, mortificationem, resignationem 
et assigDationem, terrarum, tenementorum, annuorum redditunm, summarum 
monete aliorumque,inibi contentorum, factum in favoremprepositi,ballivorum et 
consilium, in usum dicti zenodochii nuncupati lie CoivanesHospitell,eb penes jus 
patronatus hujusmodi.modoin dicto contractu latius specificato; unacum cartis 
et sasinis desuper sequentibus per dictum quondam Alexandrum Cowane in 
eorum favorem concessis, cum carta alienationis et mortificationis per pre- 
positum, ballivos et consules dicti burgi nostri, zenotrophite, preceptori et 
pauperibus dicti zenodochij nuncupati lie Gowancs Hospitell super dicto 
contractu procedenti inter ipsos et dictum Alexandrum facta et concessa, 

third day of the month of November one thousand six hundred and two ; together 
with a ratification of the said mortification granted by the late John earl of Mar, of 
date the thirteenth day of the month of August one thousand six hundred and four. 
And likewise a contract of date the thirteenth day of the month of February in the 
year of our Lord one thousand six hundred' and thirty -seven, entered into and made 
between the provost, bailies and councillors of our said burgh for the time, and the 
late Alexander Cowane of Wester Polmaise, as heir and executor of the late John 
Cowane, merchant, burgess of our said burgh, his brother, regarding a disposition, 
mortification, resignation and assignation, of the lands, tenements, annual rents, 
sums of money and others thei^ein contained, made in favour of the provost, baillies, 
and councillors, for the use of the said hospital called Cowane's Hospital, and 
regarding the right of patronage of the same, in the manner more fully set forth in 
the said contract ; together with the charters and sasines following thereon granted 
by the said late Alexander Cowane in their favour, with a charter of alienation and 
mortification made and granted by the provost, bailies, and councillors of our said 
burgh, to the master, preceptor, and poor of the said hospital called Cowane's 
Hospital proceeding upon the said contract between them and the said Alexander, 



136 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

per quas vero mortificaverunt et disposuerimt preceptori et pauperibus dicti 
zenodochii terras aliaque inibi contenta, tenendas de nobis, prout eedem de 
data vigesimo secundo die mensis February anno Domini millesimo sexcen- 
tesimo trigesimo septimo, cum instruments sasine desuper sequenti, latius 
proportant; vnacum omnibus et singulis aliis juribus et securitatibus quibus- 
eunque dictum zenodocbium concernentibus generaliter et particularity' supra 
specificatis. Unacum omnibus actis parliamentorum et generalium consiliorum 
aliisque actis, sententiis et decretis, dictum burgum nostrum, libertates hujus- 
modi aliaque supramentionata concernentibus. Ac volumus et concedimus, et 
pro nobis et successoribus nostris decernimus et ordinamus quod generalis bee 
presena carta nostra confirmationis predicte nullatenus prejudicabit specialitati 
suprascripte, neque specialitas generalitati prejudicio fuerit, ita quod presens 
hec nostra confirmatio et premissorum approbatio est et omni tempore afuturo 
erit tanti valoris, roboris, efficacie et effectus, in omnibus respectibus, prefatis 
preposito, ballivis, consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri, burgensibus 
et incolis bujusmodi eorumque successoribus, ac si omnia et singula predicta 
infeofamenta, carte, donationes, concessiones, mortificationes, jura, tituli et 

by which they mortified and disponed to the preceptor and poor of the said 
hospital the lands and others therein contained, to be holden of us, as the same 
of date the twenty -second day of the month of February in the year of 
our Lord one thousand six hundred and thirty-seven, with the instrument of 
sasine following thereon, more fully bears; together with all and sundry other 
rights and securities whatsoever that concern the said hospital generally and par- 
ticularly above specified. Together with all acts of parliament and general councils, 
and other acts, sentences and decrees, that concern our said burgh, liberties of the 
same and others before mentioned. And we will and grant, and for us and our suc- 
cessors we decern and ordain that this our present general charter of confirmation 
foresaid shall noways prejudice the specialty above written, nor shall the specialty be 
a prejudice to the generality, so that this our present confirmation and approbation 
of the premises is and in all time coming shall be of as much strength, force, efficacy 
and effect, in all respects, to the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and community 
of our said burgh, burgesses and inhabitants of the same and their successors, as if 
all and sundry the foresaid infeftments, charters, donations, grants, mortifications, 
rights, titles and securities, and every one of them, were inserted and expressed word 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 137 

securitates, et unaqueque earundum, de verbo in verbum in hac presenti carta 
nostra insererentur et exprimerentur; quocirca, ac cum omnibus defectibus, 
impediments, objectionibuset questionibus quibuscunque, que contra validita- 
tem earundem aut hujus nostre presentis confirmationis ejusmodi proponi 
seu allegari poterint, nos pro nobis et successoribus nostris, cum avisamento et 
consensu predictis, dispensavimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre dispen- 
samus imperpetuum. Preterea, nos, cum consensu predicto, absque damno aut 
prejudicio predictarum cartarum, infeofamentorum, fundationum, donationum, 
mortificationum, concessionum, jurium, scriptorum et privilegiorum in eisdem 
contentorum, ac in ulteriorem corroborationem eorundem, [et] accumulando 
jura juribus, cum avisamento et consensu predictis, de novo dedimus, con- 
cessimus, disposuimus, ereximus, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus, 
tenoreque ejusdem de novo damus, concedimus, disponimus, erigimus, ac pro 
nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmamus, prefatis preposito, 
ballivis, consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, eorumque 
successoribus, totum et integrum dictum burgum nostrum de Stirling in unum 
liberum Burgum Regalem, cum integris communibus nundinis, diebus foralibus, 
communibus domibus, locis foralibus, et toto territorio eiusdem, terris, tenemen- 
ts, acris, rudis, meniis, portis, plateis et calcepediis, lie calsayes, pontibus, viis, 

by word in this our present charter ; whereanent, and with all defects, impediments, 
objections and questions whatsoever, which against the validity of the same or of 
this our present confirmation of the same can be proponed or alleged, we for us and 
our successors, with advice and consent foresaid, have dispensed and by the tenor of 
our present charter do dispense for ever. Further, we, with consent foresaid, with- 
out hurt or prejudice of the foresaid charters, infeftments, foundations, donations, 
mortifications, grants, rights, writings and privileges contained in the same, and in 
further corroboration of the same, and heaping rights upon rights, with advice and 
consent foresaid, of new have given, granted, disponed, erected, and by this our pre- 
sent charter confirmed, and by the tenor hereof of new give, grant, dispone, erect, and 
for us and our successors for ever confirm to the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors 
and community of our said burgh of Stirling, and their successors, all and whole 
our said burgh of Stirling, in a free Royal Burgh, with the whole common fairs, 
market days, common houses, market places, and the whole territory of the same, lands, 
tenements, acres, roods, walls, streets, gates and causeways, bridges, ways, passages, 



138 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

l>:i-sigii<. pi-eivtionibus, communibus moris, pbrtubus, naviumque receptaculis, 
lie Jwrhoriea, annuis redditibus, prebendarijs, capellanijs, zenodochijs, patro- 
natibus, integrisque pertinentiis earundem; unacum omnibus ct singulis 
proficuis, privilegijs, tholonijs, custumis, libertatibus et immunitatibus quibus- 
cunque ad dictum burgum pertinentibus, et do quibus predicti prepositus, 
ballivi, consules et communitas dicti burgi nostri, suique predecessores, per- 
prius in usu et possessione fuerunt. Cum plena et speciali potestate et 
libertate ipsis habendi et eligendi, annuatim, prepositum, ballivos et consules, 
pro meliori gubernatione dicti burgi nostri; acta, statuta et ordinationes, 
faciendi et publicari et observari causandi infra dictum burgum nostrum, 
tcrritorium et integram libertatem eiusdem, legibus et consuetudinibus dicti 
regni nostri miuime repugnantes. Ac cum potestate dictis preposito, ballivis, 
consulibus et municipibus dicti burgi nostri, eorumque successoribus imper- 
petuum, habendi, vtendi et exercendi (prout buc vsque in vsu fuerunt) artem, lie 
trad et traffik, mercandi et emendi [et] vendendi, lie bloketco^), 1 omnia genera 
mercimoniorum, tain bonorum buius regni nostri quam alieno 2 allatorum, non 
solum infra dictum burgum nostrum, territorium et iurisdictionem eiusdem 

fishings, common muirs, ports, harbours, annual rents, prebendaries, chaplainries, 
hospitals, patronages and whole pertinents of the same ; together with all and sundry 
the profits, privileges, tolls, customs, liberties and immunities whatsoever belonging 
to the said burgh, and whereof the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and community 
of our said burgh, and their predecessors, have been previously in use and possession. 
With full and special power and liberty to them of having and electing, yearly, a 
provost, bailies and councillors, for the better government of our said burgh ; of 
making acts, statutes and ordinances, and causing them to be published and observed 
within our said burgh, territory and whole liberty of the same, not repugnant to the 
laws and customs of our said kingdom. And with power to the said provost, bailies, 
councillors and burgesses of our said burgh, and their successors for ever, of having, 
using and exercising (as hitherto they have been in use) the trade and traffic of 
merchandising and buying and selling (blok and cop) all sorts of merchandise, as 
well the goods of this our kingdom as those brought from abroad, not only within 
our said burgh, territory and jurisdiction of the same, but also within all other 

1 " mercandi et emendi et vendendi lie blok et top"— C. -"Aliunde"— C. 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 139 

verum etiam infra omnes alias bondas situatas infra dictum vicecomitatum 
nostrum de Stirling, tarn regalitatis quam regalis, lie regalitie et royalitie, in 
longitudine etlatitudine eiusdem; ac cum speciali inhibitione omnibus personis 
minime liberis quod nulli eorum audeant sive presumant vti et exercere dictam 
artem mercandi infra aliquam partem eiusdem vicecomitatus de Stirling 
(exceptis burgensibus dicti burgi nostri de Stirling). Et presertim, absque 
preiudicio generalitatis predicte, nos, cum avisamento et consensu predictis, 
damus, concedimus et disponimus, prefatis proposito, ballivis, consulibus et 
communitati dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, eorumque successoribus, omnes et 
singulas particulares terras aliaque subtusmentionatas que per ipsos eorumque 
predecessorcs tanquam partes communis boni et patrimonii dicti burgi nostri 
gavisi et possessi fuerunt, viz., terras nuncupatas Eister Craiges, cum oidsettis 
earundem et pertinentiis ad easdem spectantibus, jacentes inter murum 
dicti burgi nostri et torrentem nuncupatum lie Eister Burne, lie South 
Braes sub muro dicti burgi nostri et omnibus terris ex boreali latere 
eiusmodi nuncupatis lie Quhinnes et Goivanehillis, terras nuncupatas 
Parkjield, Gallowjield, Gallowfald, Jastmgjiatis, Brighauche, et integras 
moras nuncupatas novas et pristinas Moras Burgales dicti burgi nostri, terras 

bounds situated within our said sheriffdom of Stirling, as well regality as royalty, in 
the length and breadth of the same ; and with special prohibition to all persons 
not freemen that none of them dare or presume to use and exercise the said 
trade of merchandising within any part of the said sheriffdom of Stirling (except 
burgesses of our said burgh of Stirling). And especially, without prejudice to the 
generality foresaid, we, with advice and consent foresaid, give, grant, and dispone 
to the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh of 
Stirling, and their successors, all and sundry the particular lands and others under 
mentioned which have been enjoyed and possessed by them and their pre- 
decessors as parts of the common good and patrimony of our said burgh, that 
is to say, the lands called Easter Craigs, with the outsets of the same and 
pertinents belonging to the same, lying between the wall of our said burgh 
and the burn called the Easter Burn, the Southbraes under the wall of the said 
burgh and all the lands on the north side of the same called the Whins and Gowane 
hills, the lands called Parkfield, Gallowfield, Gallowfald, Justiugflats, Brighaugh, 
and the whole muirs called the new and old Burgh Muirs of our said burgh, the 



140 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641- 

mmcupatas Pratum Burgale, lie Burrowmedoiv, jacentem ex australi latere 
dicte aquc de Forth iuxta Abbatiam de Cambuskenneth, croftas terrarum 
rocataa Mi/rdounis Croft, Lawsones Cvoft et Brownes Croft; vnacum pisca- 
tionibus tarn salmonum quam aliorum piscium super dicta aqua de Forth 
ad dictum burgum nostrum pertinentibus; necnon, omnes et singulas terras 
nuncupatas Spittelltoun, Spitelllandis, Spittellkerse, et prata earundem, 
Spittellmyre cum omnibus huiusmodi pertiuentiis tarn ex australi quam 
boreali partibus dicte aque de Forth; cum omnibus et singulis domibus, 
edificiis, toftis, croftis, partibus, pendiculis et pertinentiis earundem quibus- 
cunque; et cum crofta nuncupata crofta Sancti Laurentij, lie St. Laurance 
Croft jacente apud finem pontis de Stirling et lie Lady Croft et Lady Rig 
jacentibus ex boreali latere dicti burgi nostri cum croftis nuncupatis Ruid 
Croft, Seikmanis Croft et Seikmanis hous et horto eiusdem, jacentibus ex 
australi latere dicti burgi nostri inter eundem burgum et viridarium lie 
Park de Stirling; et similiter illam petiam fundi nuncupatam Vallem, lie 
Valley, prope cemiterium dicti burgi nostri; vnacum integris [domibus, terris, 
hortis et rupibus, in quorum possessione nunc existunt, jacentibus subtus 
castrum nostrum extra] 1 precinctum et bondas castri et pallatij nostri de Stirling; 

lands called the Burgh Meadow lying on the south side of the said water of Forth 
near to the abbey of Cambuskenneth, the crofts of land called Myretoune's Croft, 
Lawson's Croft and Brown's Croft; together with the fishings as well of salmon as 
of other fishes upon the said water of Forth belonging to our said burgh ; likewise, 
all and sundry the lands called Spitteltown, Spittellands, Spittelkerse and meadows 
of the same, Spittelmyre and all the pertinents of the same as well on the south as 
on the north. side of the said water of Forth; with all and sundry houses, buildings, 
tofts, crofts, parts, pendicles and pertinents of the same whatsoever; and with the 
croft called Saint Lawrence Croft, lying at the end of the Bridge of Stirling, and the 
Lady Croft and Lady Rig lying on the north side of our said burgh ; with the crofts 
called Roodcroft, Seikman's Croft and Seikman's house and the yard of the same, 
lying on the south side of our said burgh between the said burgh and the Park of 
Stirling; and also that piece of ground called the Valley lying near the churchyard 

l Thfl words within brackets appear in the 
precept of sasine and in the copy charter made 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 141 

cum omnibus et singulis partibus, pendiculis, toftis, croftis, outsettis, domibus, 
edificiis, integrisque pertinentiis quibuscunque omnium et singularum pre- 
dictarum terrarum particulariter suprascriptarum. Prout etiam, cum 
avisainento et consensu predictis, dedimus, concessimus et disposuimus et hac 
presenti carta nostra confirmauimus tenoreque ejusdem damus, concedimus, 
disponimus, ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo conrirmamus 
predictis proposito, ballivis, consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri de 
Stirling, eorumque successoribus quibuscunque, omnes et singulas terras, 
tenementa, domos, edificia, ecclesias, capellas, hortos, pomaria, croftas, annuos 
redditus, fructus, devorias, proficua, emolumenta, firmas, monetas, obitales, lie 
claill silver et obite silver, quascunque, que ad aliquas capellanias, altaragia, 
prebendarios, seu ad quamcunque ecclesiam, capellam vel collegium, infra 
libertatem dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, per quemvis patronum fundatas 
quomodocunque pertinuerunt aut pertinere dignoscuntur, et de quibus 
prebende et capellani in possessione fuerunt, vbicunque huiusmodi domus, 
edificia, tenementa, horti et pomaria iacent, seu dicti annui redditus, fructus, 
proventus et emolumenta, perprius levata fuerunt ; cum manerierum locis, 

of our said burgh; together with all houses, lands, yards and crags, in the possession 
of which they now are, lying under our castle beyond the precinct and bounds of our 
castle and palace of Stirling; with all and sundry parts, pendicles, tofts, crofts, out- 
sets, houses, buildings, and whole pertinents whatsoever of all and whole the foresaid 
lands particularly before written. As also, with advice and consent foresaid, we 
have given, granted, disponed, and by this our present charter confirmed, and by 
the tenor of the same we give, grant, dispone, and for us and our successors 
for ever confirm to the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and community of 
our said burgh of Stirling and their successors whatsoever, all and sundry the 
lands, tenements, houses, buildings, churches, chapels, gardens, orchards, crofts, 
annual rents, fruits, duties, profits, emoluments, fermes, daill silver and obit 
silver, whatsoever, which have in any manner of way belonged or are known to 
belong to any chaplainries, altarages, prebendaries, or to whatsoever church, chapel 
or college, within the liberty of our said burgh of Stirling, by whatsoever patron 
founded, and of which the prebendaries and chaplains have been in possession, 
wheresoever such houses, buildings, tenements, gardens and orchards lie, or the said 
annual rents, fruits, profits and emoluments have been previously levied ; with the 



142 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

pomariis, terris, anuuis redditibus, cmolumcntis et divoriis quibuscunque, que 
perprius ad Fratres Dominicanos [sive] Prcdicatores [et] Minores sive 
Franciscanos dicti burgi nostri de Stirling pertinuerunt ; vnacum omnibus et 
singulis terris, domibus et tenementis, jacentibus infra dictum burgum nostrum 
de Stirling et libertatem eiusdem; cum omnibus anmiis redditibus levandis de 
quibuscunque terris, domibus et tenementis, jacentibus infra predictum burgum 
nostrum de Stirling, datis, dotatis et fundatis quibuscunque capellaniis, 
alteragiis,ecclesiis,funeralibus etaniversariis,vbicunquejacent infra boc regnum 
nostrum; ac etiam omnes et singulos annuos redditus aliasque devorias levari 
vsitataa per quamcunque ecclesiam aut beneficium extra dictum burgum nos- 
trum de Stirling, cum pertinentiis, a preposito, ballivis et consulibus eiusdem, 
de communi redditu dicti burgi cum pertinentiis; vnacum iure patronatus, 
advocatione et donatione, zenodocbij Sancti Jacobi prope dictum burgum 
nostrum de Stirling, cum integris terris, prediis, redditibus et possessionibus, 
eidem spectantibus; cum advocatione, donatione et iure patronatus capellanie 
altaris Sancti Laurentij fundate infra ecclesiam de Stirling, cum omnibus terris, 
redditibus et privileges, ad eandem spectantibus; ac cum advocatione, 
donatione et jure patronatus dictorum zenodochiorum nuncupatorum lie 
Spittellis Hospitell et Coivcmes Hospitell; omnibusque et singulis aliis terris 

manor places, orchards, lands, annual vents, emoluments and duties whatsoever 
which formerly belonged to the Dominican or Preaching friars and Minorites 
or Franciscans of our said burgh of Stirling ; together with all and sundry lands, 
houses and tenements, lying within our said burgh of Stirling and liberty of the 
same; with all annual rents leviable from whatsoever lands, houses and tenements, 
lying within our foresaid burgh of Stirling, given, granted and founded to whatso- 
ever chaplainries, altarages, churches, funerals and anniversaries, wheresoever they 
lie within this our kingdom ; and also all and sundry annual rents and other duties 
accustomed to be levied by whatsoever church or benefice outwith our said burgh of 
Stirling, with the pertinents, from the provost, bailies and councillors of the same 
out of the common rent of the said burgh with the pertinents ; together with the 
right of patronage, advocation and donation, of the Hospital of Saint James beside 
our said burgh of Stirling, with the whole lands, estates, rents and possessions 
belonging thereto; with the advocation, donation and right of patronage of the 
chaplainry of the altar of Saint Lawrence founded within the church of Stirling, 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 143 

redditibus, tenementis et possessionibus qnibuscunque eisdem spectautibus seu 
ad dictum burgum nostrum dc Stirling quomodocunque spectare seu pertinere 
valentibus et de quibus prepositus, ballivi, consules et communitas dicti burgi 
nostri de Stirling, eorumque predecessores, in possessione nunc sunt aut 
temporibus retroactis fuerunt diem date presentis carte nostre precedentibus. 
Insuper nos, cum avisamento et consensu predictis 1 damus, concedimus et 
disponimus, predicto burgo nostro de Stirling libertatem habendi vnam mer- 
catorialem gildriam, lie merchand gildrie, in futurum, cum potestate vtendi 
et exercendi omnes libertates, privilega et immunitates quascunque, ad dictam 
mercatorialem gildriam spectantes simili modo et adeo libere in omnibus 
respectibus prout hucvsque eandem exercuerunt. Prout etiam, damus, con- 
cedimus et disponimus, predictis preposito, ballivis et consulibus, communi- 
tati et burgensibus dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, eorumque successoribus, 
privilegium duorum dierum foralium, bepdomadatim, vnam earundem die 
Mercurij alteram vero die Saturni; cum quatuor liberis nundinis annuatim, 

with all lands, rents and privileges belonging to the same ; and with the advocation, 
donation and right of patronage of the said hospitals called Spittellis Hospital and 
Cowanes Hospital ; and with all and sundry other lands, rents, tenements and 
possessions whatsoever belonging to the same or that may belong or pertain to our 
said burgli of Stilling in whatsoever way, and of which the provost, bailies, 
councillors and community of our said burgh of Stirling and their predecessors are 
now or have been in possession in times past preceding the date of our present 
charter. Moreover, we, with advice and consent foresaid, give, grant and 
dispone, to our foresaid burgh of Stirling, the liberty of having a merchant 
guildry in future, with power of using and exercising all liberties, privileges 
and immunities whatsoever belonging to the said merchant guildry in 
like manner and as freely in all respects as they have hitherto exercised the 
same. As also, we give, grant and dispone, to the foresaid provost, bailies 
and councillors and community of our said burgh of Stirling, and their suc- 
cessors, the privilege of two market days, weekly, one of them on Wednesday 
and the other on Saturday; with four free fairs yearly, that is to say, the first 

1 In the copy the following words inserted tenoreqne eiusdem damus concedimus, disponi- 
here:— "dedimns, concessimus, et disposuimus, mus proque nobis et nostris successoribus pro 
et hac presenti carta nostra confirmauimus, perpetuo confirmamus predicto burgo," etc. 



144 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

prima scilicet earundem tenendi, inchoandi et existendi, super lie Hallow 
Thursday decern diebus precedentibus festum Pentecostes, annuatim, et deinde 
per spatium octo dierum duratura omni tempore affuturo primus nundinalis 
dies de Stirling nuneupanda; secunda vero predictarum liberarum nundinarum 
tenendi, existendi et incipiendi, vigesimo die mensis Julij annuatim et postea 
per spatium octo dierum duratura nuneupanda secundas dies nundinalis de 
Stirling in futurum; tertia vero dictarum nundinarum existendi et incipendi 
octavo die mensis Septembris annuatim et postea per spatium octo dierum 
duratura nuncupata lie Latter Ladyes day in autumno; quarta vero dictarum 
nundinarum tenendi vigesimo secundo die mensis Octobris annuatim et deinde 
[per] spatium octo dierum continuandi postremus dies nundinalis lie Latter 
Fair day de Stirling in futurum nuneupanda; cum potestate predictis pre- 
posito, ballivis, consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, 
eorumque successoribus, factoribus, telonibus et servis suis, eorum nominibus, 
levandi omnes tollonias, custumas, feoda, impositiones et exactiones, omnesque 
alias libertates et divorias usitatas et consuetas, de et ab omnibus personis ad 
dictas nundinas reparantibus et frequentantibus durante predicto spatio; cum 
omnibus aliis libertatibus, privilegiis et immunitatibus ad predictas liberas nun- 

of them to be held, begun and continued upon the Hallow Thursday ten days 
before the feast of Pentecost, yearly, and thereafter continuing for the space of eight 
days to be called in all time to come the First Fair day of Stirling; the second of 
the foresaid free fairs to be held, begun and continued, on the twentieth day of the 
month of July, yearly, and thereafter continuing for the space of eight days, to be 
called the second fair day of Stirling in future; the third of the said fairs to be 
held and begun on the eighth day of the month of September yearly and thereafter 
to continue for the space of eight days, to be called the Latter Lady's day in autumn ; 
and the fourth of the said fairs to be held on the twenty-second day of the month of 
October yearly and thereafter to be continued for the space of eight days, to be called 
in future the Latter Fair day of Stirling; with power to the forsaid provost, bailies, 
councillors and community of our said burgh of Stirling and their successors, their 
factors, customers and servants, of levying in their names all tolls, customs, fees, im- 
positions and exactions, and all other liberties and duties used and wont of and from all 
persons repairing to and frequenting the said fairs during the foresaid space; with all 
other liberties, privileges and immunities, belonging or that can justly belong to the 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 145 

dinas spectantibus seu juste spectare valentibus, simili modo et adeo libere in 
omnibus respectibus sicuti burgenses Edinburgh Perthe, aut cujusvis alterius 
burgi infra hoc regnum nostrum eorum foralibus diebus et nundinis utuntur et 
fruuntur vel prout ipsi eorumve predecessores temporibus retroactis usi et 
gavisi sunt. Cum pleno etiam privilegio et libertate dictis preposito, ballivis, 
consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri, et suis successoribus, babendi, 
gaudendi et possidendi, officium vicecomitatus intra semetipsos in predicto 
burgo et territoriis ejusmodi pro nunc et omni tempore futuro, et tenendi 
vicecomitatus curias infra dictum burgum nostrum et territorium ejusdem 
inter vicinos et incolas dicti burgi nostri et alios quoscunque que attacbiari 
contigerint et culpaverint infra eundem pro quacunque causa seu offensione, 
super quibus predictus vicecomes judicare poterit toties quoties visum fuerit; 
et utendi dicto officio vicecomitatus pro causa vel crimine quibuscunque que 
pro tempore occurrere contigerint, et super omnibus personis que intra dictum 
burgum et territorium ejusdem pro predictis culpis et transgressionibus [ita 1 ] 
committendis apprebense fuerunt; sectas vocandi, absentes amerchiandi, dictos 
transgressores et delinquentes eorumque comburgenses transgredientes ut 
dictum est accusandi,puniendi et vsque ad mortem iustificandi, secundum eorum 

foresaid free fairs, in like manner and as freely in all respects as the burgesses of Edin- 
burgh, Perth, or any other burgh within this our kingdom, use and enjoy their market 
clays and fairs, or as they themselves or their predecessors have in times past used 
and enjoyed them. With full privilege also and liberty to the said provost, council- 
lors and community of our said burgh, and their successors, of holding, enjoying and 
possessing, the office of sheriff within themselves in our foresaid burgh and territories 
of the same for now and in all time to come, and of holding sheriff courts within our 
said burgh and territory thereof betwixt the neighbours and inhabitants of our said 
burgh and others whomsoever who shall happen to be attached and indicted within 
the same for any cause or offence, on which the foresaid sheriff shall have power to 
judge as often as seems expedient; and of using the said office of sheriffship for 
whatsoever cause or crime which shall happen to occur for the time, and upon all 
persons who have been apprehended within the said burgh and territory of the 
same for committing the foresaid faults and transgressions; suits to call, absents to 
amerciate, the said transgressors and delinquents and their co-burgesses transgressing 



140. CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

culpas legibus dicti regni nostri concordantibus; clericos, seriandos, officiarios, 
adiudioatores aliaque membra dictarum curiarum necessaria constituendi; ac 
omnia et singula alia quecunque agendi, exercendi et vtendi, intra semetipsos 
intra dictum burgum nostrum ct territorium eiusdem, que ad officium vice- 
comitatua de iure et consuetudine huius regni nostri pertinere dignoscuntur, 
adeo liberc ac cum tarn amp] is privilegiis prout dictus burgus noster de 
Edinburgh aut quivis alius burgus regalis [infra hoc regnum nostrum dictum 
officium vicecomitatus gaudet et possidet; ac etiam nos pro nobis et nostris 
successoribus dedijmus 1 et concessimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre damus 
et concedimus prenominatis preposito, ballivis, consulibus et communitati dicti 
burgi nostri, eorumque successoribus, ad eorum proprium vsum imperpetuum, 
omnes et singulas eschaetas, commoditates, amerciamenta et proficua, dicti officii 
vicecomitatus intra seipsos et infra dictum burgum et territorium eiusmodi, et 
que in quoscunque malefactores aliasque personas transgressores devenire seu 
contingere possint, et super huiusmodi escaetis et commoditatibus in com 

as said is to accuse, punish and justify even unto death, according to their faults 
agreeable to the laws of our said kingdom; to appoint clerks, sergeants, officers, 
dempsters and other necessary members of the said courts ; and of doing, exei'cising 
and using all and sundry other things whatsoever among themselves within our said 
burgh and territory of the same which to the office of sheriffship of law and custom 
of this our kingdom are known to belong, as freely and with as ample privileges 
as our said burgh of Edinburgh or any other royal burgh within this our said 
kingdom, possesses and enjoys the office of sheriff; and also we for us and 
our successors have given and granted and by the tenor of our present charter 
give and grant to the before-named provost, bailies, councillors and commnnity 
of our said burgh and their successors, for their proper use for ever, all and sundry 
escheats, commodities, amerciaments and profits of the said office of sheriffship 
within themselves and within the said burgh and territory of the same, and 
which may happen or fall upon whatsoever malefactors and other persons trans- 
gressing, and upon such escheats and commodities to dispone at pleasure for the 
a In the copy the following words inserted firmamus prenominatis preposito," etc. The 
here: — " concessimus et disposuimus, et hac register at this part is somewhat illegible, and 
presenti carta nostra confirmauimus, tenoreque there is a blank in the extract between the 
ejusdem damus, concedimus, disponimus, proque words "regalis" and "dedimus." 
nobis et nostris successoribus pro perpetuo con- 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 147 

munem vsum dicti burgi nostri ad libitum disponendi. Iusuper, 110s 1 damus, 
concedimus et disponimus, ipsis eorumque successoribus, jus privilegium et 
libertatem omnium viarum, platearum, lie lonyngis, et passagiorum ducentum 
ab et ad dictum burgum [nostrum] terras, moras, piscationes, portus et navium 
receptacula, lie harberies, eiusdem; et observandi et defendendi easdem vias et 
passagia ne quovismodo per ipsos infringentur [aut] violentur seu minuantur, 
observata omnimodo in omnibus partibus dictorum passagiorun latitudine 
sex vlnarum, vt subditi nostri facilius ad predictum burgum nostrum accedant 
et ab eodem discedant; et si buiusmodi passagia et pristina lie loaningis 
maiora et latiora fuerunt vllo tempore preterito, cum potestate iis tuendi 
eiusmodi passagia in pristinam eorum latitudinem et integritatem sicuti 
temporibus retroactis gavisi et possessi fuerunt. Et similiter, nos pro nobis 
et successoribus nostris, cum avisamento et consensu predictis, dedimus, con- 
cessimus et disposuimus, 2 tenoreque presentis carte nostre damus, concedimus 
et disponimus, preposito, ballivis, consulibus et communitati antedictis dicti 

common use of our said burgh. Moreover, we give, grant and dispone, to them and 
their successors, the right, privilege and liberty of all ways, jilaces, loanings and 
passages leading from and to the said burgh, lands, muirs, fishings, ports and har- 
bours of the same; and of keeping and defending the said ways and passages lest in 
any way they should be infringed upon or broken up or lessened by them, there 
being always kept in all parts of the foresaid passages the breadth of six ells, 
that our subjects may the more easily come and depart to and from our said 
burgh ; and if such passages and old loanings have been greater and broader at any 
former time, with power to them of maintaining such passages to their original 
breadth and entirety as in times past they have been enjoyed and possessed. And in 
like manner we for us and our successors, with advice and consent foresaid, have 
given, granted and disponed, and by the tenor of our present charter give, grant and 
dispone to the provost, bailies, councillors and community aforesaid of our said 

1 "dedimus, concessimus et disposuimus, et 2 "et hac presenti carta confirmauimus, 

hac presenti carta nostra confirmauimus, ten- tenorque ejusdem damus, concedimus et dis- 

orque ejusdem damus, concedimus et disponi- ponimus, proque nobis et nostris successoribus 

mus, proque nobis et nostris successoribus pro pro prepetuo confirmamus prenominatis pre- 

perpetuo confirmamus ipsis eorumque succes- posito," etc.— C. 
soribus," etc.-— C. 



US CHAPTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

burgi nostri, eorumque successoribus, totas et integras parvas custumas infra- 
scriptas, solvendas per personas libertate dicti burgi uou donatas, minimeque 
burgenses eiusdem, omnium bonorum accedentum et discedentum per portas 
et pontem dicti burgi nostri, vnacum divoriis librandi et mensurandi, lie 
weighage ct mettage, in tabula et inventorio eiusmodi subsequentibus con- 
tentis, — videlicet, pro vnoquoque onere, lie laid, mercimoniorum, vt pote 
pellium et coriorum, lane, linte, cannabi, 1 ac omnium aliorum huiusmodi 
bonorum et mercimoniorum, octo deuarios ; et pro sarsina earundem, lie 
burdein, quatuor denarios. Item, pro quovis onere equino carnium, piscium 
frumenti aliorumque commoditatum quocunque, 2 quatuor denarios ; et pro 
sarsina earundem, duos denarios ; item, pro quovis onere aratrorum, lie pleuch 
<j faith, plaustrorum, vebiculorum, occarum et vectularum aliorumque eiusmodi, 
et pro vnoquoque onere calcis, ollarum fictilium et vruarum, importato et ex- 
portato, quatuor denarios; et sarsina eorundem 3 duos denarios; et pro vnoquoque 
equo, equa, aut equulo, lie staige, octo denarios; pro quovis bove aut vacca, octo 
denarios; pro quovis ove mactili, duos denarios; pro quovis agne, vnum denar- 

burgb, and their successors, all and whole the petty customs underwritten pay- 
able by persons not presented with the freedom of the said burgh, and not 
burgesses of the same, of all goods entering and leaving through the ports and 
bridge of our said burgh, together with the dues of weighing and measuring 
(weighage and mettage) contained in the following table and inventory 
thereof, — that is to say, for each load of merchandise, such as skins and hides, wool, 
lint, hemp, and of all other such goods and merchandise,, eight pennies ; and for 
a burden thereof, four pennies ; item, for each horse-load of flesh, fishes, grain and 
other provisions whatsoever, four pennies; and for a burden thereof, two pennies; 
item, for each load of ploughgraith, carts, wains, harrows and barrows and other 
suchlike gear, and for each load of lime, earthen pots and pitchers, imported and 
exported, four pennies; and a burden thereof, twopennies ; and for each horse, mare, 
or staig, eight pennies ; for each ox or cow, eight pennies ; for each sheep fit for 
slaughtering, two pennies ; for each lamb, one penny; for each score of geese, twelve 

1 There is a blank here in the extract. In ase, and all vther siclike sorte of wares." 

the "Signature" [No. liv.] the articles are 2 "commeatuum quorumcunque" — C. 

described as "ilk laid of merchandice, sic as 3 " lie burdein" — C. 
skyn, hyde, claithe, woll, lint, hemp, irone, 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 149 

ium; pro singulisvigintianseribus,duodecem denarios; pro sue,quatuor denarios; 
et pro quocunque staneo, lie staine, lane, butiri, casei, sevi et lintei Scotici, 
ponderato et vendito in dicto burgo nostro, per municipes eiusdem duos 
denarios, et per omnes alios quatuor denarios ; item, pro quovis onere com- 
meatuum importatorum infra menia seu loca foralia dicti burgi nostri, pro 
stationum locis et aularum censibus, lie stand roume et hall maill, et 
supportatione dictarum aularum et communium locorum foralium, solvendo 
duodecem denarios vnoquoque die forali, vna cum eschaetis dictorum com- 
meatuum vendibilium infra dictum burgum nostrum allatorum in manibus 
mangonum et propolarum existentum sive penuariis impositorum, lie houseit, 
et ad macellas et fora minime presentatorum; item, pro mensuratione omnium 
generum commeatuum venditorum et mensuratorum infra dictum burgum 
nostrum, pro vnoquoque onere earundem duodecem denarios. Ac preterea, 
dicti prepositus, ballivi, consules et communitas eorumque successores, pro 
petuo, capient duplum dictarum custumarum tempore nundinarum annuatim 
dictis quatuor nundinis ; et fruentur, gaudebunt et possidebunt, omnes et 
singulas huiusmodi custumas dicti burgi nostri infra et extra portas eiusdem 
et super stratis et plateis et infra loca foralia eiusdem nunc ad loca foralia 
appunctuata et destinata seu per ipsos eorumque successores appunctuanda 

pennies; for each swine, four pennies; and for each stone of wool, butter, cheese, 
tallow and Scots lint, weighed and sold within our said burgh, by the freemen of the 
same two pennies, and by all others four pennies ; item, for each load of victual 
imported within the walls or market places of our said burgh, for stand room and 
hall maill, and for the upholding of the said halls and common market places, 
twelve pennies to be paid every market day, together with the escheats of the said 
victuals brought within our said burgh for sale being in the hands of regraiters or 
forestalled or housed in girnels and not presented at the market places and markets; 
item, for the measuring of all kinds of victual sold and measured within our said 
burgh, for each load thereof twelve pennies. And farther, the said provost, 
bailies, councillors and community and their successors, for ever, shall take double 
of the said customs in the time of the fairs yearly at the said four fairs ; and they 
shall use, enjoy and possess, all and sundry such customs of our said burgh within and 
outwith the ports thereof and upon the streets and lanes and within the market 
places of the same now appointed and appropriated or to be appointed and 



150 CHARTERS RELATING TO [16-41. 

et destinanda imposterum, cum liberatioue et mensuratione, lie iveyage et 
mettage, stationum censibus, lie stand maills, dictorum fororum, cum custumis 
vulgo nuncupates laidell ct gait dichtings, omnibusquo aliis divoriis, custumis, 
vicecomitis feodis, divoriis et exactionibus, in ct circa dictum burgum, sicut 
dicti propositus, consulcs ct communitas dicti burgi nostri de Stirling corumque 
prcdicessores, per semetipsos, servitores et firmarios suos, nunc in vsu et 
possessione levandi et recipiendi sunt aut ante hac fuerunt infra sive extra 
dictum burgum et apud loca predicta, simili modo et adeo libere et in eadem 
forma prout burgi nostri Edinburgi aut Perthe, aut quivis alius burgus regalis 
infra boc regnum nostrum Scotie virtute eorum infeofamentorum levare 
possunt; et generalitas presentis carte nostre minime specialitati preiudicabit, 
neque specialitas generalitati preiudicio fuerit vllo respectu. Preterea nos, 
cum avisamento et consensu predictis, dedimus, concessimus et disposuimus, 
tenoreque presentis carte nostre damus, concedimus et disponimus 1 , prefatis 
preposito, ballivis, consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, 
eorumque successoribus, totos et integros eorum portus et navium receptacula 

appropriated for market places by them and their successors hereafter, with 
weighage and mettage, stand rnaills of the said markets, with the customs commonly 
called ladle and gait dichtings, and all other duties, customs, sheriff's fees, duties 
and exactions, in and about the said burgh, as the said provost, bailies, councillors 
and community of our said burgh of Stirling and their predecessors, by themselves, 
their servants, and farmers, are now or have been before this time in use and 
possession to levy and receive the same within or outwith the said burgh and 
at the places foresaid, in like manner and as freely and in the same form as our 
burghs of Edinburgh or Perth, or any other royal burgh within this our kingdom 
of Scotland, are empowered to levy in virtue of their infeftments ; and the 
generality of our present charter shall not prejudice the speciality, nor shall 
the speciality be a prejudice to the generality in any respect. Moreover, we, with 
advice and consent foresaid, have given, granted and disponed, and by the tenor 
of our present charter give, grant and dispone to the foresaid provost, bailies, 
councillors and community of our said burgh of Stirling, and their successors, all 
and whole their ports and harbours upon the said water of Forth, together with 

1 " et hac presenti carta nostra confirmauimus, mus, proque nobis et nostris successoribus pro 
tenoreque eiusdem damus, concedimus, disponi- perpetuo confirmamus, prefatis," etc. — 0. 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 151 

super dicta aqua de Forth, vuacum littoribus, lie landing places, pristinis et 
novis, huiusmodi, et integris domibus et hortis desuper edificatis et rudis 
burgalibus eisdem adjacentibus; cum omnibus et singulis viis, semitis, passagiis, 
stratis, plateis et calcipediis, ducentibus ab et ad dictos portus et navium 
receptacula et littora, respectiue, tarn pristina quam nova; cum omnibus et 
singulis privilegiis, custumis, portus et textrine monetis, lie heavin silver et 
dock silver, littorum, debitis, lie schoir silver, anchoragiis, custis, lie coivstes, 
assise bollis, lie assyse bollis, redditibus, divoriis et casualitatibus, dictoruni 
portuum vsitatis et consuetis; ac presertim omnia et singula privilegia, 
custumas, portuum monetas, anchoragia, textrine et littoris monetas, ex- 
actiones, redditus et casualitates, dictorum portuum de Stirling inframention- 
atas, quas in hac presenti carta nostra inserendas ordinavimus, et observandas 
et perimplendas per omnes nostros subditos et exteros reparantes et frequent- 
antes ad et ab dictos portus, et quod huiusmodi ignorantiam nulli pretendant, 
videlicet, monetam nuncupatam heavin silver, omnium personarum municipum, 
minime municipum et extraneorum, auferentium sen habentium aliqua bona 
in vel per dictos portus de Stirling aut per aliquam partem infra bondas pre- 
dictas dicte aque de Forth : — item, omnium saccorum sive sarsinarum et 
doliorum bonorum, municipes dicti burgi nostri de Stirling solvent duos 

landing places thereof, old and new, and whole houses and gardens built thereon, 
and the burgh roods adjacent thereto; with all and sundry ways, paths, passages, 
lanes, streets and causeways, leading from and to the said ports and L arbours and 
landing places, respectively, as well old as new; with all and sundry privileges, 
customs, haven silver, dock silver, shore silver, anchorages, cowstes, assize bolls, 
rents, duties and casualties of the said ports used and wont ; and especially all and 
sundry privileges, customs, haven silver, anchorages, dock and shore silver, 
• exactions, rents and casualties of the said ports of Stirling undermentioned, which 
in this our present charter we have ordained to be inserted, and to be observed and 
implemented by all our subjects and strangers repairing and frequenting to 
and from the said ports, and that none pretend ignorance of the same, that is to 
say, the money called haven silver of all persons free men, unfreemen and 
strangers, carrying away or having any goods in or through the foresaid ports of 
Stirling or through any part within the bounds foresaid of the said water of Forth : — 
item, of all sacks or burdens and casks of goods, freemen of our said burgh of Stirling 



L52 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

denarios, aliorum burgorum sex denarios, et illiberi et minime mimicipes octo 
denarios; cujusvis lie daker coriorum municipes dicti burgi sex denarios, 
aliorum burgorum duodecem denarios, minime municipes et peregrini quadra- 
ginta denarios; frumenti, farine, brasij, salis, in hoc regno nostro crescentium 
et confectorum, cuiusvis bolle, ad incolas dicti burgi nostre attinentis duos 
denarios, municipes aliorum burgorum quatuor denarios, et minime municipes 
et extranei octo denarios; carbonum et calcis, lie lyme, importatorum, cuiusvis 
celdre, ad dicti burgi incolas pertinentium vnum denarium, ad liberos bur- 
genses alterius burgi duos denarios, illiberos vero octo denarios ; exportatorum, 
spectantium ad dictum burgum nostrum duos denarios, ad liberos burgos 
quatuor denarios, minime liberos sedecim denarios; cuiusvis bolle frumenti, 
salis et bonorum penuariorum, lie girnell guides, ab exteros allatorum, ad 
incolas dicti burgi attinentium duos denarios, municipes aliorum burgorum 
sex denarios, minime municipes et extraneos duodecim denarios; tabularum, lie 
buirdis et daillis, tegularum simplicium, vectium et spiculorum arcuareorum, 
lie single roof, soale 1 et bowstingis, pro centum eorundem ad dictum burgum 
nostrum spectantium, vnum, ad liberos burgos vnum, minime liberos vnum et 
alienigenas vnum; cuiusvis trabis, lie corbell et ivainscott, ad incolas dicti burgi 

shall pay two pennies, of other burghs six pennies, and unfreenien and non-burgesses 
eight pennies ; of each daker of hides, burgesses of the said burgh six pennies, of 
other burghs twelve pennies, non-burgesses and strangers forty pennies ; of corn, 
meal, malt, salt, grown and made in this our kingdom, for each boll belonging to the 
inhabitants of our said burgh two pennies, burgesses of other burghs four pennies, 
and non-burgesses and strangers eight pennies; of coal and lime imported, for each 
chalder belonging to the inhabitants of the foresaid burgh one penny, to the 
free burgesses of another burgh two pennies, and to unfreenien eight pennies ; 
exported, belonging to our said burgh two pennies, to free burghs four pennies, 
unfree sixteen pennies ; of each boll of victual, salt and gimel goods, brought from 
other countries, belonging to the inhabitants of the said burgh two pennies, bur 
gesses of other burghs six pennies, non-burgesses and strangers twelve pennies, of 
boards and deals, single roof, spars and bowstings, for the hundred of the same belong- 
ing to our said burgh one, to free burghs one, unfree one, and strangers one; of 
each corbel and wainscott, to the inhabitants of our said burgh of Stirling two 
1 "sparris" — C. 



1641.] THE BURGH OF .STIRLING. 153 

nostri de Stirling duos denarios, liberorum burgorum quatuor denarios, et ad 
miiiime liberos spectantium octo denarios; pro centum lie Dansich hiappell 
ad dictum burgum nostrum de Stirling spectantis vnura, liberos burgos 
vnum, et ad alieniginas et minime municipes vnum ; et pro centum lie Noroway 
hnappell, ad burgum de Stirling spectantis vnum, liberos burgos vnum, et ad 
alieniginas et minime municipes vnum, et duplum eorundem, lie doubill 
knappill, duplum solvent de lie Dansick hnappell; pro quovis centum 
vectium nuncupatarum lie viccar sparis, ad burgum nostrum de Stirling 
pertinentium vnum, ad liberos burgos vnum, et ad alienigenas et illiberos 
spectantium vnum; pro quovis scapha seu parva cymba manuali, lie little 
handling boat, quatuor denarios, pro magna cymba calcarea, lie lyme boat> 
cymba carbonaria et navicula, nuncupata lie crear, absque carcbesio, pro 
dicta moneta portali et textrine, vulgo nuncupata heavin silver et dock silver, 
tres solidos; et pro navigiolo, lie baric et crear, cum carcbesio, pro dicta moneta 
portus et textrine, quinque solidos; pro quovis nave in dicto portu fluctuante, 
pro dicta moneta nuncupata dock silver, decern solidos. Et similiter dicti 
prepositus, ballivi et consules dicti burgi nostri, eorumque successores, gaude- 
bunt, vtentur et fruentur, omnibus aliis custumis et privilegiis infra dictos 
portus navium receptacula et littora eiusmodi prout ipsi eorumque predecessores 

pennies, of free burghs four pennies, and belonging to unfreemeu eight pennies; 
for the hundred Dantzick knappill, belonging to our said burgh of Stirling one, to 
free burghs one, and to strangers and non-burgesses one ; and for the hundred 
Norway knappell, belonging to Stirling one, to free burghs one, and to strangers 
and non-burgesses one; and the double knappel shall pay the double of Dantzick 
knappill ; for each hundred of wicker spars, belonging to our burgh of Stirling one ; 
to free burghs one, and belonging to strangers and unfreemen one ; for each skiff 
or little handling boat, four pennies; for a large lime boat, a coal boat, and 
small ship called a crear and without a top-mast, for the said haven silver 
and dock silver, three shillings ; and for a bark and crear with a top-mast, 
for the said haven and dock silver, five shillings ; for each ship floating in the 
said port, for the said money called dock silver, ten shillings. And in like manner 
the said provost, bailies and councillors of our said burgh, and their successors, shall 
enjoy, use and possess, all other customs and privileges within the said ports, 
harbours and landing places thereof, as they and their predecessors formerly enjoyed 



154 CHAETERS RELATING TO [1641. 

huiusmodi perprius gavisi sunt. Cum potcstate ipsis constituendi, edificandi, 
reparandi, fortificandi, muniendi et augendi huiusmodi portus, in et super locis 
maritimis infra bondas predictas, in solidiori et substantial! modo et forma vt 
melius indurent figentur et stabilientur pro salute omnium navium, navicul- 
arum, lie crearis, barkes, et aliorum vasorum ad dictos portus applicandorum, 
et tempore paeis et belli. Et, quoniam huiusmodi portus et littora non sine 
magnis sumptibus et expensis dicto burgo nostro sustinentur et supportantur 
et reparatione deinde annuatim egebunt, idcirco, dedimus, concessimus et 
disposuimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre damus, concedimus et disponi- 
mus, 1 prefatis preposito, ballivis et consulibus dicti burgi nostri, eorumque 
successoribus, integra ancboragia, littoris et textrine monetas, lie shoir et 
dock silver, eustumas, aliasque commoditates ad candem pertinentes, ad 
effectum prescriptum applicandas. Et quia nos, considerantes pontem de 
Stirling super dicta aqua de Forth et longam plateam sen calcipedium ad 
dictum pontem ducentem et ab eodem deducentem magnis egere sumptibus 
et expensis pro supportatione eiusdem, et quod predicti prepositus, ballivi, 
consules et communitas dicti burgi nostri, multum etiam onerati sunt pro 

the same. With power to them to establish, build, repair, fortify, defend and 
enlarge such ports, in and upon the sea coasts within the foresaid bounds, in a 
more solid and substantial manner and form that they might the better endure and 
be more fixed and stable for the safety of all ships, crears, barques, and other 
vessels sailing to the said ports, both in time of peace and war. And, since such 
ports and landing places are not maintained and upheld without great outlays and 
expense of our said burgh and will require reparation hereafter yearly, therefore 
we have given, granted and disponed, and by the tenor of our present charter give, 
grant and dispone, to the foresaid provost, bailies and councillors of our said burgh, 
. and their successors, the whole anchorages, shore and dock silver, customs, and other 
commodities belonging to the same to be applied to the purpose foresaid. And 
because we, taking into our consideration that the bridge of Stirling upon the said 
water of Forth and the long street or causeway leading to and from the said bridge 
requires great charges and expenses for the upholding of the same, and that the 
foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh have also 

11 ' et hac presenti carta nostra confirmavimus, ponimus, ac pro nobis et nostris successoribus 
tenoreque eiusdem damus, concedimus et dis- pro perpetuo connrmamus, prefatis," etc. — C. 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 155 

supportatione meniorum suorum, portarum et platearum, igitur nos, cum 
consensu predicto, damus, concedimus et disponimus, prefatis preposito, 
ballivis, consulibus et commuuitati dicti burgi nostri, eorumque successoribus, 
custumas dicti pontis infrascriptas, videlicet, pro quovis sacco seu sarsina, lie 
pack, lane, panni, lintei et lanei, pellium, linte, cannabi et lie plaidingis, 
minime municipes dicti burgi solvendo duos solidos, municipes vero eiusdem 
duos 1 denarios; pro vnoquoque onere butiri, casei, sevi et ferri, minime 
municipes duodecem denarios, municipes vero dicti burgi nostri sex denarios; 
pro vnoquoque onere frumenti, carnis, piscium, aliorumque commeatuum, 
minime municipes dicti burgi solvendo octo denarios, et municipes eiusdem 
quatuor denarios; pro quovis onere salis plantarum, porrorum et fructuum, 
illiberi dicti burgi nostri et libertate ejusdem minime donati solvendo pro 
eisdem quatuor denarios, et libertate eiusdem donati et municipes eiusdem 
burgi nostri duos denarios; ac pro sarsina, lie burdein, dictarum mercuum 
aliorumque venalium, dimidium precii dictorum onerum; pro vnoquoque 
onere equino, lie hors draught seu load, lignorum, lie timber, minime municipes 
quatuor denarios, municipes vero dicti burgi duos denarios; pro quovis onere 
equino coriorum, minime municipes sedecim denarios, municipes vero dicti 

been much burdened in upholding their walls, ports and causeways, therefore we, 
with consent foresaid, have given, granted and disponed, to the foresaid provost, 
bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh, and their successors, the 
customs of the said bridge under written, that is to say, for each sack or pack of wool, 
cloth, linen and woollen, skins, lint, hemp and plaidings, unfreemen of the said 
burgh to pay two shillings, and burgesses thereof two pennies j 1 for each load of 
butter, cheese, tallow, and iron, unfreemen twelve pennies, and freemen of our said 
burgh six pennies ; for each load of victual, Mesh, fishes, and other provisions, 
unfreemen of the said burgh to pay eight pennies, and freemen of the same four' 
pennies ; for each load of salt, plants, leeks and fruits, unfreemen of our said burgh 
and those not presented with its freedom to pay for these things four pennies, and 
those presented with its freedom and burgesses of our burgh, two pennies ; and for a 
burden of the said wares and other wares for sale, one half the price of said loads ; 
for each horse draught or load of timber, unfreemen four pennies, and freemen of 
the said burgh two pennies ; for each horse load of hides, unfreemen sixteen pennies, 
1 In the " Signature " [No. liv. ] the custom is stated to be twelve pennies. 



156 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

burgi nostri quatuor denarios; pro vnoquoque equo seu equa vendibili ad 
dictum forum accedenti, duodecem denarios; pro quovis bove scu vacca, octo 
denarios; pro ove, miuimc municipes duos denarios; 1 pro sue, minime liberi octo 
denarios, municipes vero quatuor denarios; pro vnoquoque dolio vini duos 
solidos; pro do\io,lie tun, zithi sedecim denarios; et pro quovis onere cervisie octo 
denarios; et pro onere carbonum vnum denarium. Mandando et precipieudo 
omnibus et singulis legiis et subditis nostris et peregrinis omnibusque aliis 
quorum interest quod denuo et indilate respondeant et gratuiter solvant pre- 
fatis preposito, ballivis, consulibus et communitati dicti burgi nostri de Stirling, 
eorumque successoribus, factoribus, collectoribus, firmarijs et custumarijs suis, 
omnes et singulas antedictas custumas, monetam portus et littoris, vulgo nun- 
cupatas heavln silver et shoir silver, exactiones et custumas dicti burgi nostri et 
pontis, aliasque custumas, redditus, devorias et casualitates, generaliter et par- 
ticulariter suprascriptas, sub oinni pena et damno iude sequituro. Prout etiam 
nos, cum consensu predicto, damus et committimus nostram plenam potestatem 
et commissionein prefatis preposito, ballivis et consulibus dicti burgi nostri de 
Stirling, presentibus et futuris, infra integras bondas et libertates dicti burgi 

and freemen of our said burgh four pennies ; for each horse or mare corning to the 
said market to be sold, twelve pennies ; for each ox or cow, eight pennies ; for a 
sheep, unfreemen two pennies, [freemen one penny 1 ] ; for a swine, unfreemen eight 
pennies, and freemen four pennies ; for each tun of wine two shillings ; for the tun 
of beer sixteen pennies ; and for each load of ale eight pennies ; and for each load of 
coals one penny. Charging and commanding all and sundry our lieges and subjects 
and strangers and all others whom it concerns that forthwith and without delay 
they answer and thankfully pay to the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and 
community of our said burgh of Stirling, and to their successors, their factors, 
collectors, farmers and cu.stumars, all and sundry the foresaid customs, money of the 
port and shore, commonly called haven silver and shore silver, exactions, customs of 
our said burgh and bridge, and other customs, rents, duties and casualties generally 
and particularly before written, under all pain and loss that may follow thereupon. 
As also we, with consent foresaid, give and commit our full power and commission 
to the foresaid provost, bailies and councillors of our said burgh of Stirling, present 
and to come, within the whole bounds and liberties of our said burgh, to put to due 
'In Signature [No. liv.]:— "ilk sheip, ij d. of unfreemen and j d. of fremen." 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 157 

nostri, debite executioni mandandi (quoties opus fuerit) acta et statuta par- 
liaraentorum nostrorum et generalium conciliorum que concernunt aut concern- 
ere possunt privilegium et libertatem dicti burgi nostri ; cum potestate (si 
opus fuerit) vicinos, incolas et burgenses, convocandi, pro eorum auxilio et 
concursu in executioni dictarum legum nostrarum. Et nos, ex certa nostra 
scientia proprioque motu, cum avisamento et consensu predicto, vnivimus, 
annexavimus et incorporavimus, tenoreque presentis carte nostre, pro 
nobis et successoribus nostris, vnimus, annexamus et incorporamus, ad et 
cum dicto burgo nostro de Stirling, privilegiis et libertatibus antedictis 
eidem concessis, omnes et singulas predictas terras nuncupatas lie 
Eister Craig is et outscttis earundem, cum pertinentiis ad easdem spectan- 
tibus jacentibus, inter murum dicti burgi nostri et torrentem nuncupatum 
Eisterburne, Southbraes subtus murum dicti burgi nostri, cum integris 
terris ex boreali parte dicti burgi nostri vocatis lie Whinnes et Gowan- 
Jiillis, terras nuncupatas Parkfeild, Gallowfeild, Gallowfald, Justin [/flat is 
et Brighauche, integras moras nuncupatas pristinas et novas Moras Burgales 
dicti burgi nostri, Pratum Burgale, lie Borrow Medoiv, ex australi latere dicte 
aque de Fortb iuxta dictam abbatiam de Cambuskenneth, predictas croftas 

execution the acts and statutes of our parliaments and general councils which 
concern or can concern the privileges and liberty of our said burgh (as often as 
there shall be need) ; with power (if there shall be need) to convocate the 
neighbouring inhabitants and burgesses for their assistance and concurrence in the 
execution of our said laws. And we of our certain knowledge and proper motive, 
with advice and consent foresaid, have united, annexed and incorporated, and by the 
tenor of our present charter, for us and our successors, do unite, annex and 
incorporate to and with our said burgh of Stirling, with, the privileges and liberties 
foresaid granted to the same, all and sundry the foresaid lands called the Easter 
Craigs and outsets of the same, with the pertinents belonging to the same lying 
between the wall of our said burgh and the burn called the Easter Burn, the South 
Braes below the wall of our said burgh, with the whole lands on the north side of 
our said burgh called the Whins and Go wan Hills, the lands called Parkfield, 
Gallowfield, Gallowfald, Justingrlats and Bridghauche, the whole muirs called the 
old and new Burghmuirs of our said burgh, the Borrowmeadow on the south side of 
the said water of Forth near the said abbey of Cambuskenneth, the foresaid crofts 



158 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1041. 

terrarum nuncupatas Myretoun Croft, Laivsonis Croft, et Brounes Croft ; ac 
totas et iutegras predictas piscationes, tarn salmonuni quam aliorum piscium, 
super dicta aqua de Forth infra predictas bondas ciusmodi particulariter 
supramentionatas ; vnacum omnibus et singulis predictis terris nuncupatis 
Spittclltoun, Spittellandis, Brighauchc, Spittellkerse, et pratum eiusdem, 
Spittellmyrc, integrisque earundem pertinentiis ex australi et boreali partibus 
dicte aque de Forth ; cum domibus, cdificiis, toftis et pertinenciis earundem ; 
croftam terre nuncupatam croftam Sancti Laurentij apud finem pontis de 
Stirling, Ladycroft, Ladyrig, jacentes ex boreali parte dicti burgi nostri, cum 
croftis nuncupatis lie RvM Croft, Seikmanis Croft et Seikmanis Hous, et 
horto eiusdem jacentibus ex australi latere dicti burgi nostri inter dictum bur- 
gum nostrum et viridarium lie Park de Stirling ; et similiter illam peciam 
fundi nuncupatam Vallem, He Valley, jacentem prope cemiterium dicti burgi 
nostri; vna cum omnibus domibus, hortis, terris et rupibus, lie o xdg is, jacen- 
tibus subtus monticulum castri extra precinctum et bondas palatii et castri 
nostri de Stirling ; cum omnibus et singulis partibus, pendiculis, toftis, croftis, 
outsettis, domibus, edificiis, cum omnibus earundem pertinentiis, particulariter 
supra specificatis, jacentibus vt prefertur ; predictos portus naviumque recep- 

of lands called Myretoun croft, Lawson's croft, and Broune's croft ; and all and 
whole the foresaid fishings, as well of salmon as of other fishings, on the said water 
of Forth within the foresaid bounds of the same particularly above mentioned; 
together with all and sundry the foresaid lands called Spitteltown, Spittellands, 
Brighauche, Spittellerso and meadow of the same, Spittelmyre, and the whole 
pertinents of the same on the south and north sides of the said water of 
Forth ; with the houses, buildings, tofts and pertinents of the same, the croft 
of land called the croft of St. Lawrence at the end of the bridge of Stirling, 
Lady Croft, Ladyrig, lying on the north side of our said burgh, with the crofts 
called the Ruid Croft, Seikman's Croft, and Seikman's House, and garden of the 
same, lying on the south side of our said burgh between our said burgh and the 
Park of Stirling; and in like manner that piece of ground called the Valley lying 
near the churchyard of our said burgh ; together with all houses, gardens, lands and 
crags lying under the Castlehill outwith the precinct and bounds of our palace and 
castle of Stirling ; with all and sundry parts, pendicles, tofts, crofts, outsets, houses, 
buildings, with all the pertinents of the same particularly above specified lying as 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 159 

tacula super dicta aque de Forth, cum littoribus, lie landing places, novis et 
pristinis earundem, et integris doraibus, edificijs et hortis desuper constructs, 
et rudis burgalibus, lie Borrow Euiclis, eisdem adiacentibus; cum omnibus et 
singulis vijs, passagijs, plateis, officio vicecomitatus infra bondas et limites pre- 
dictas; vnacum advocatione,donatione,etjurepatronatusdictizenodochij Sancti 
Jacobi prope dictum burgum nostrum de Stirling, cum advocatione, douatione 
et jure patronatus, predicti capellanie Sancti Laurentij, omnibusque et 
singulis alijs, terris, prediis, lie roumes, et possessionibus ad easdem spectanti- 
bus; vna cum duobus alijs zenodochijs antedictis, vno eorundem Spitellis 
Hospitall altero vero CWanes Hospitell nuncupato, omnibusque alijs zeno- 
dochijs [et] rogatorijs, lie ahnshoussis, infra dictum burgum nostrum; et omni- 
bus et singulis predictis ecclesijs, terris, molendinis, annuis redditibus, tene- 
mentis, hortis, terris, decimis redditibus, alijsque particulariter et generaliter 
supra expressis, infra et extra dictum burgum nostrum, eidem dotatis, fundatis 
et annexatis; cum omnibus et singulis alijs patronatibus, terris, libertatibus, 
alijsque respectiue particulariter et generaliter suprascriptis, — in vnum 
integrum et liberum Burgum Regalem. Ac volumus et concedimus proque 
nobis et nostris successoribus decernimus et ordinamus quod vnica sasina nunc 

before written; the foresaid ports and harbours upon the said water of Forth, with 
the landing places of the same, new and old ; and the whole houses, buildings, and 
gardens erected thereon and the burgh roads adjacent to the same; with all and sundry 
ways, passages, streets, office of sheriffship within the bounds and limits foresaid ; 
together with the advocation, donation and right of patronage, of the said Hospital of 
Saint James near our said burgh of Stirling, with the advocation, donation and right of 
patronage, of the foresaid chaplainry of St. Laurence, and all and sundry other lands, 
roumes and possessions belonging to the same; together with the two other hospitals 
foresaid, the one of them called SpittelFs Hospital and the other Cowanes Hospital, 
and with all other hospitals and alms houses within our said burgh; and all and sundry 
the foresaid churches, lands, mills, annual rents, tenements, gardens, lands, teinds, 
i-ents and others particularly and generally above expressed, within and beyond our 
said burgh, given, founded and annexed to the same ; with ail and sundry other 
patronages, lands, liberties and others respectively, particularly and generally above 
written, — into one whole and free Burgh Royal. And we will and grant and for us and 
our successors decern and ordain that a single sasine now to be taken in virtue of this 



160 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

virtute presentis liujus nostri infeofamenti, per deliberationem terre et lapidis 
et vnius denarij argenti, per propositum vel aliquem vnum ballivorum dicti 
burgi nostri de Stirling pro tempore, capienda apud crucem foralem dicti 
burgi nostri, stabit valida et sufficicns erit sasina prefatis preposito, ballivis, 
consulibus et communitati dicti nostri burgi de Stirling et eorum successoribus, 
pro toto et integro dicto burgo nostro et integris terris, annexis, incorporationi- 
bus, alijsque particulariter et generaliter supraexpressis, nunc eidem vnitis et 
anncxatis vt predicitur, non obstante quod dictus burgus, terre, portus, passagia, 
custume, privilegia, libertates, iurisdictiones, ecclesie/decime fructus, redditus, 
aliaque generaliter et particulariter supraspecificata ad candem pertinentia, 
discontigue jacent et indiversis partibus, absque vlla necessitate vllius alterius 
sasine per successores suos imposterum sumende. Tenendum et habendum, 
totum et integrum predictum burgum nostrum de Stirling, cum integris terris 
et domibus communibus, locis foralibus, et territorio eiusdem, terris, molendinis, 
tenementis, acris, rudis, menijs, portis, plateis, pontibus, vijs, passagijs, portubus, 
navium receptaculis, littoribus, annuis redditibus, prebendarijs, capellanijs, 
zenodochijs, patronatibus, alijsque eorundem pertinentiis; vna cum omnibus 
et singulis ofncijs, privilegijs, tolonijs, custumis, libertatibus et immunitatibus 

our present iufeftment, by delivery of earth and stone and of one silver penny, by the 
provost, or any one of the bailies of our said burgh of Stirling for the time, at the 
market cross of our said burgh, shall stand and be a valid and sufficient sasine to the 
said provost, bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh of Stirling, and their 
successors, for all and whole our said burgh and whole lands, annexes, incorporations, 
and others particularly and generally above expressed, now united and annexed to the 
same as said is, notwithstanding that the said burgh, lands, ports, passages, customs, 
privileges, liberties, jurisdictions, churches, teinds, fruits, rents, and others generally 
and particularly above specified belonging to the same, lie unconnected and in 
different parts, without any necessity of any other sasine to be taken by their suc- 
cessors in time to come. To hold and to have, all and whole our foresaid burgh of 
Stirling, with the whole lands and common houses, market places, and territory of 
the same, lands, mills, tenements, acres, roods, walls, ports, streets, bridges, ways, 
passages, ports, harbours, landing places, annual rents, prebendaries, chaplainries, 
hospitals, patronages, and other pertinents of the same ; together with all and sundry 
offices, privileges, tolls, customs, liberties, and immunities whatsoever belonging to 



1641.] THE BURGH OP STIRLING. 161 

quibuscunque ad dictum burgum nostrum de Stirling pertinentibus de quibus 
prefati prepositus, ballivi, consules et communitas eiusdem eorumque pre- 
decessores perprius in vsu et possessione fuerunt; cum omnibus et singulis 
prescripts terris nuncupatis lie Eister Craigis et outsettis earundem et 
pertinentiis ad easdem spectantibus, jacentibus inter murum dicti burgi 
et torrentem nuncupatum lie Eisterburne, Southbraes subtus murum dicti 
burgi nostri, et integris terris ex boreali parte dicti burgi nostri vocatis 
lie Whines et Gowanhillis ; terras nuncupatas Parkfeild, Gcdlovjfeild, 
Gallowfald, Justing jlatis, et Brighauche, cum integris moris nuncupatis 
novis et pristinis Moris Burgalibus dicti burgi nostri; terras nuncupatas Bur- 
rowmedow jacentes ex australi latere dicte aque de Forth iuxta abbatiam de 
Cambuskenneth, croftas terrarum nuncupatas Myretounis Croft, Lawsonis 
Croft, Brounes Croft; vna cum integris piscationibus tarn salmonum quam 
aliorum piscium super dicta aqua de Forth ad dictum burgum pertinentibus ; 
et similiter totas et integras predictas terras nuncupatas Spittelltoun, Spittell- 
landis, Spittellherse et pratum huiusmodi, SpitteMmyre, et pertiuentes earun- 
dem, jacentes tarn ex australi quam boreali partibus dicte aque de Forth; cum 
omnibus domibus, edificijs, toftis, croftis, partibus, pendiculis, et pertinentiis 

our said burgh of Stirling of which the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors and 
community of the same, and their predecessors, have been formerly in the use and 
possession, with all and sundry the foresaid lands called the Easter Craigs and out- 
sets of the same and the pertinents belonging thereto, lying between the wall of 
the said burgh and the burn called the Easter Burn, South Braes under the wall of our 
said burgh, and the whole lands on the north side of our said burgh called the Whins 
and Gowane Hills; the lands called Parkfield, Gallowfield, Gallowfald, Justingfiats 
and Brighauche, with the whole muirs called the new and old Burgh Muirs of our said 
burgh ; the lands called the Borrowmeadow lying on the south side of the said water 
of Forth near the abbey of Cambuskenneth, the crofts of land called Myretouns 
Croft, Lawson's Croft, Brownes Croft; together with the whole fishings as well of 
salmon as of other fishings upon the said water of Forth belonging to the said burgh; 
and likewise all and whole the foresaid lands called Spitteltoun, Spittellands, 
Spittellkerse, and meadow of the same, Spittellmyre and pertinents of the same, 
lying as well on the south as on the north side of the said water of Forth; 
with all houses, buildings, tofts, crofts, parts, pendicles and pertinents of the 



162 en \KTKits i;f.i.atin<; to [1641. 

earundem ; cum crofta terre crofta Sancti Laurentij nuncupata jacente apud 
pontem de Stirling et lie Lady Croft et Lady Rig jacente ex boreali latere 
dicti burgi nostri, cum croftis terre nuncupatis Rude Croft, Seikmanis Croft, 
( ii isHous,et horto eiusdemjacentibus ex australi lateredicti burgi nostri 
inter dictum burgum et murum viridarij, lie Park <lc Slirliny; uecuon, illam 
petiam fundi nuncupatam Vallem jacentem prope cemiterium dicti burgi 
nostri; vna cum integris domibus, hortis, tenementis, terris et rupibus, jacen- 
tibus sub monticulo castri extra precinctum et bondas castri nostri et palatij 
de Stirling ; cum omnibus et singulis partibus, pendiculis, toftis, croftis, out- 
settis, domibus, edificijs et integris pertinentiis omnium et singularum terrarum 
particulariter predictarum ; ac cum omnibus et singulis predictis terris, tene- 
mentis, domibus edificijs, ecclesijs, capellanijs, zenodochijs, hortis, croftis, 
annuis redditibus, fructibus, divoriis, proficuis, emolumentis, firmis, elimosinis, 
lie da.il silver, obitibus et anniversaries, suprascriptis ; cum manerierum locis, 
pomarijs, terris, annuis redditibus, emolumentis et divorijs quibuscunque que 
ad predictos. Fratres Dominicanos sen Predicatores [et] Minores [sen] Francis- 
canos, dicti burgi nostri perprius pertinuerunt; vna cum omnibus et singulis 
predictis terris et tenementis iacentibus infra predictum burgum nostrum et 

same; with the croft of land called the Croft of St. Lawrence lying at the bridge 
of Stirling and the Lady Croft and Lady Rig lying on the north side of 
the said burgh, with the crofts of hind called the Rood Croft, Seikman's Croft 
and Seikman's house and garden of the same, lying on the south side of our 
said burgh between the said burgh and the wall of the Park of Stirling; 
also, that piece of ground called the Valley lying near the churchyard of 
our said burgh ; together with the whole houses, yards, tenements, lands and 
crags, lying beneath the Castlehill outwith the precinct and bounds of our 
castle and palace of Stirling; with all and sundry parts, pendicles, tofts, crofts, 
outsets, houses, buildings, and whole pertinents of all and sundry the lands 
particularly before mentioned; and with all and sundry the foresaid lands, tenements, 
houses, buildings, churches, chaplainries, hospitals, yards, crofts, annual rents, 
fruits, duties, profits, emoluments, farms, alms, dail silver, obits and anniversaries, 
above written; with the manor places, orchards, lands, annual rents, emoluments and 
duties whatsoever which formerly pertained to the foresaid Dominican or Preaching 
Friars and Minorites or Franciscans of our said burgh ; together with all and sundiy 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. L63 

libertatem eiusmodi, et cum omnibus annuis redditibus levandis ex quacunque 
terra seu tenemento infra dictum burgum nostrum et libertatem eiusmodi, 
ac cum omnibus redditibus levandis de quacunque domo, terra seu tenemento 
infra dictum burgum nostrum, datis, donatis et fundatis, quibuscunque cap- 
ellanijis, altaragiis, ecclesijs et funeralibus et anniuersarijs, vbicunque eadem 
existunt infra hoc regnum nostrum; vna cum omnibus et singulis annuis 
redditibus alijsque divorijs predictis, vsitatis seu de communi redditu dicti 
burgi a preposito et balliuis eiusdem per quamcunque ecclesiam extra dictum 
nostrum propter celebrationem suffragiorum de mandari possunt; cum predictis 
advocatione, donatione, et hire patronatus predicti zenodochij Sancti Jacobi 
prope dictum burgum nostrum de Stirling, vna cum integris terris, predijs, 
redditibus et possessionibus eidem spectantibus; cum advocatione, donatione 
et hire patronatus dicte capellanie altaris Sancti Laurentij fundate infra dictum 
ecclesiam de Stirling, cum omnibus terris, redditibus et privileges, ad eandem 
spectantibus; cum advocatione, donatione etiure patronatus, dictorum zeno- 
dochiorum lie Coivanes Hospitell et Spitells Hospitcll nuncupatorum ; vna 
cum predicta mercatoriali gildria omnibusque et singulis predictis terris, liberis 

the foresaid lands and tenements lying within our foresaid burgh and liberty 
thereof, and with all annual rents leviable from whatever land or tenement 
within our said burgh and liberty of the same ; and with all rents leviable from 
whatever house, land or tenement within our said burgh, given, bestowed and 
founded, to whatsoever chaplainries, altarages, churches and funerals and anniver- 
saries wheresoever the same may be within this our kingdom ; together with all and 
sundry annual rents and other duties foresaid accustomed or that may be demanded 
out of the common rent of the said burgh from the provost and bailies of the same 
by whatsoever church outwith our said burgh on account of the celebration of 
suffrages; wdth the foresaid advocation, donation and right of patronage, of the 
foresaid Hospital of St. James near our said burgh of Stirling, together with the 
whole lands, rooms, rents and possessions belonging to the same; with the advocation, 
donation and right of patronage, of the said chaplainry of the altar of St. Lawrence 
founded within the said church of Stirling, with all the lands, rents, and privileges, 
belonging to the same; with the advocation, donation and right of patronage, of the 
said hospitals called Cowanes Hospital and Spittells Hospital; together with the 
foresaid merchant guildry; and with all and sundry the foresaid lands, free fairs 



164 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

nuudinis et fori hepdomadarijs, privileges et proficuis, que pertinuerunt aut ad 
eosdem pertiuere possiat; ac cum integris custumis dicti burgi nostri infra et 
extra portas et poutem et super plateis et infra forum et apud loca foralia 
dicti burgi nostri, cum stationum censibus, lie standmaillis, aliisque custumis, 
vicecomitis feodis, divorijs et exactionibus, prope dictum burgum nostrum 
factis ; vnacum dicto officio vicecomitis infra bondas predictas ; cum omnibus 
libertatibus, privileges, escaetis, casualitatibus, penis, penalitatibus, amercia- 
ments, feodis et divorijs quibuscunque, generaliter et specialiter suprascriptis ; 
ac totos et integros predictos portus etna vium receptacula super dicta aqua 
de Forth, vnacum littoribus pristinis et novis eiusmodi, cum omnibus domibus 
et hortis desuper constructis et udis burgalibus eisdem adjacentibus ; vnacum 
omnibus et singulis vijs, semitis, passagijs, plateis, et calcipediis, ducentibus 
ad et ab dictos portus, navium receptacula et littora earundem, pristina et nova; 
cum omnibus et singulis privilegijs, custumis, moneta portali, moneta textrine, 
littoris debitis, ancboragijs, exactionibus, redditibus, devorijs, et casuali- 
tatibus dictorum portuum omnibusque eorundem pertinentiis suprascriptis, 
reliquisque privilegijs, libertatibus, commissionibus aliisque supraspecificatis, — 
prefatis preposito, ballivis, consulibus, communitati et burgensibus dicti 

and weekly markets, privileges and profits which have belonged or can belong to the 
same ; and with the whole customs of our said burgh within and outwith the ports 
and bridge and upon the streets and within the market and at the market places of 
our said burgh, with the standmaills and other customs, sheriff's fees, duties and 
exactions, made about our said burgh ; together with the said office of sheriff within 
the foresaid bounds; with all the liberties, privileges, escheats, casualties, pains, 
penalties, fines, fees and duties whatsoever generally and specially above written; 
and all and whole the foresaid ports and harbours upon the said water of Forth, 
together with the landing places old and new of the same, with all houses and 
gardens built thereon, and the burgh roods adjacent thereto; together with all and 
sundry ways, roads, passages, streets and causeways leading to and from the said 
ports, harbours and landing places thereof, new and old; with all and sundry 
privileges, customs, haven silver, dock silver, shore silver, anchorages, exactions, 
rents, duties and casualties of the said ports, and all pertinents of the same above 
written, and other privileges, liberties, commissions and others above specified, — to 
the foresaid provost, bailies, councillors, community and burgesses of our said 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 165 

burgi nostri de Stirling, eorumque successoribus, de nobis et successoribus 
nostris, in feodo, hereditate, libero burgagio et libero vicecomitatu, infra 
bondas predictas, imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas et 
divisas, pront jacent in longitudine et latitudine, in domibus, edificijs, boscis, 
planis, moris, marresijs, vijs, semitis, aquis, stagnis, rivolis, aquis, pratis, pas- 
cuis et pasturis, molendinis, multuris et eorum sequelis, aucupationibus, vena- 
tionibus, piscationibus, petarijs, turbarijs, carbonibus, carbonarijs, cuniculis, 
cunicularijs, columbis, columbarijs, fabrilibus, brasinis, bruerijs et genistis, 
silvis, nemoribus et virgultis, lignis, tignis, lapicidijs, lapide et calce; cum curijs 
et earum exitibus, amerciaments, berezeldis, bludewitis, et mulierum mer- 
chetis; cum furca, fossa, sok, sak, thole, thame, wrake, wair, weth, wart, 
vennysoun, infangtheif, outfangtheif, pitt et gallons ; cumque communi 
pastura, liberoque introitu et exitu, ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis suis 
libertatibus commoditatibus, proficuis, asiamentis ac justis suis pertinentiis 
quibuscunque, tam non nominatis quam nominatis, tarn subtus terra quam 
supra terrain, procul et prope, ad predictum burgum, terras, officium aliaque 
predicta, cum pertinentiis spectantibus seu juste spectare valentibus quomo- 
dolibet in futurum, libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, 

burgh of Stirling and their successors, of us and our successors, in fee, heritage, 
free burgage and free sheriffship, within the bounds foresaid, for ever, by all then- 
right marches ancient and divided, as they lie in length and breadth, in houses, 
buildings, woods, plains, muirs, marches, ways, paths, waters, pools, rivulets, 
meadows, grazings and pastures, mills, multures and their sequels, hawkmgs, 
huntings, fishings, peat mosses, turf bogs, coals, coal heughs, rabbits, rabbit 
warrens, doves, dovecots, smithies, brewhouses, heath and bi-oom, woods, groves 
and thickets, timbers, logs, quarries, stone and lime; with courts and their issues, 
fines, hereyelds, bludewits, and merchets of women; with gallows, pit, sok, sak, 
thole, thame, wrake, wair, weth, wart, vennysoun, infangtheif, outfangtheif, pit 
and gallows ; and with common pasture and free ish and entry, and with all others 
and sundry then- liberties, commodities, profits, easements and their just pertinents 
whatsoever, as well not named as named, as well under the ground as above the 
ground, far and near, belonging to the foresaid burgh, lands, office and others fore- 
said with their pertinents, or which may justly belong in any manner of way in time 
coming, freely, quietly, fully, wholly, honorably, well and in peace, without any hind- 



166 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1641. 

sine aliquo impedimcnto, revocatione, contradictione aut obstaculo quocunque. 
Reddendo indc, annuatim, predicti prepositus, ballivi, consules et communitas 
dicti burgi nostri, corumque successores, nobis et successoribus nostris, aliisque 
a nobis jus babentibus, vt infra, videlicet, pro predicto burgo nostro de Stirling, 
terris, molendinis, tenementis, acris, rudis, meniis, portubus, littoribus, 
pontibus, vijs, passagijs, piscationibus, communibus moris, nundinis, foris 
hepdomadariis, custumis, proficuis et privilegiis earundem, aliisque particu- 
lariter suprascriptis, divorias aliaque in antiquis infeofamentis earundem 
contentis dicto burgo nostro concessis, extendentes ad summam sex librarum 
tredecem solidorum et quatuor denariorum monete hujus regni nostri Scotie ; 
et pro predicto officio vicecomitatus et jurisdictione eiusdem suprascripto, 
justani et debitam administrationem justitie in dicto officio et jurisdictione; 
ac pro omnibus et singulis predictis patronatibus, rogatoriis, zenodochijs, 
capellanijs, ecclesijs, beneficijs, annuis redditibus, aliisque suprascriptis iisdem 
spectantibus, dicti prepositus, ballivi, consules et communitas dicti burgi 
nostri, et ministri apud dictas ecclesias, et eleemosynarij et pauperes dictorum 
zenodocbiorum, eorumque successores, invocande Deum Omnipotentem per pias 
religiosas supplices et quotidianas preces suas pro nobis et successoribus nostris, 

ranee, revocation, contradiction, or obstruction whatsoever. Paying therefor, yearly, 
the said provost, bailies, councillors and community of our said burgh and their suc- 
cessors, to us and our successors, and to others having right from us, as aftermentioned, 
that is to say, for our foresaid burgh of Stirling, lands, mills, tenements, acres, roods, 
walls, ports, landing places, bridges, ways, passages, fishings, common muirs, fairs, 
weekly markets, customs, profits and privileges of the same, and others particularly 
above written, the duties and others contained in the old infeftments of the same 
granted to our said burgh, amounting to the sum of six pounds thirteen shillings and 
four pennies of the money of this our kingdom of Scotland; and for the foresaid office 
of sheriff and jurisdiction of the same before written, the just and due administra- 
tion of justice in the said office and jurisdiction ; and for all and sundry the fore- 
said patronages, almshouses, hospitals, chaplainries, churches, beneficies, annual 
rents, and others above written belonging to the same, the said provost, bailies, 
councillors and community of our said burgh, and the ministers at the said churches, 
and the pensioners and the poor of the said hospitals, and their successors, calling 
upon God Almighty by their pious devout supplications and daily prayers for us 



1641.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 167 

ac perimplendo omnes alias divorias (si que sunt) in antiquis infeofamentis 
eorundem contentis, tantum; vnacum servitio burgi debito et consueto pro 
omnibus et singulis premissis. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte 
nostre 1 magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus. Testibus : Predilectis 
nostris consaDguineis et consiliariis Joanne comite de Loudoun domino 
Terrinzeane et Mauchline, nostro cancellario ; Jacobo duce Hamiltoun 
marchione Cliddisdalie comite Arranie et Cantabrigie domino Aven et 
Innerdeall ; Willielmo Mariscalli comite domino Keith et Altrie, regni nostri 
mariscallo ; Roberto comite de Roxburgh domino Ker de Cesfuird et Caver- 
toun, nostri secreti sigilli custode ; Willielmo comite de Lanerk domino 
Mauchanschyre et Pomount, nostro secretario; dilectis nostris familiaribus 
consiliariis, dominis Alexandro Gibsoun de Durie, nostrorum rotulorum registri 
et consilij, clerico ; Joanne Hamiltoun de Orbestoun, nostre justiciarie clerico 
et Joanne Scot de Scotstarvet, nostre cancellarie directore, militibus. Apud 
Halyruidhous, decimo septimo die mensis Novembris anno Domini millesimo 
sexcentesimo quadragesimo primo, et anno regni nostri decimo septimo. 

and our successors, and fulfilling all other duties (if there are any) contained in the 
old infeftments of the same, only; together with service of burgh used and wont for 
all and sundry the premises. In witness whereof we have commanded our great 
seal to be affixed to this our present charter. "Witnesses : Our well beloved cousins 
and counsellors, John earl of Loudoun lord Terrinzean and Mauchline, our chancellor, 
James duke of Hamilton marquis of Clydesdale earl of Arran and Cambridge 
lord Avon and Innerdale ; William earl of Marischall lord Keith and Altrie, 
marischall of our kingdom ; Robert earl of Roxburgh lord Ker of Cesfurd and 
Cavertoun, keeper of our privy seal ; William earl of Lanark lord Mauchanshyre 
and Polmont, our secretary, our well beloved familiar counsellors ; sirs Alexander 
Gibson of Durie, clerk of our rolls, register and council; John Hamilton of 
Orbestoun, clerk of our justiciary; and John Scott of Scotstarvet, director of our 
chancery, knights. At Holyrood House, the seventeenth day of the month of 
November in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and forty-one and in 
the year of our reign the seventeenth. 

1 " carte nostre confirmationis." — '.'. 



168 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1649. 

LVI. 

EXCERPT from Minutes of Parliamentary Proceedings authorising Ratifica- 
tion of Charter by King Charles I. [No. LV.] to the Burgh of Stirling. 
Edinburgh, 16th March, 1649. 

Ratifcatioun in favoures of the brught of Striveleing of ane chairtour of 
confirmatioun grantet he his Maiesties vmquhill Father, of happie memorie, 
to the said burgh, ratifieing and approveing the particular chairtoures, infeft- 
mentis, giftis, donationes and vtheris thairin contenit. The dait of the foirsaid 
chairtour is 17th November, 1641. 1 

[Note on margin] : — Graunts ratificatiotm, but deleits the clause of any 
receiving the customes and what concernes the shirref. 



LVII. 

GRANT and Commission by the Commissioners of the Parliament of the 
Commonwealth of England for ordering and managing affairs in Scotland, 
authorising the inhabitants of Stirling to choose their Magistrates and 
Officers for the government of the Burgh. Dalkeith, 14th April, 
1G52. 

By the commissioners of the parliament of the Commonwealth of England 
for orderinge and managinge affaires in Scotland: — Whereas the Burgh 
of Sterling haue by theire deputy declared theire acceptance of the tender 
of the parliament of the commonwealth of England to be incorporated 
into the commonwealth of England, and to be one therewith, and haue 
engaged themselues to Hue peaceably vnder and yeild obedience vnto the 
authority of the Parliament of the commonwealth of England exercised 
in Scotland, who are therefore taken into the especiall protection of the 

i It does not appear that any act of parlia- Charles' charter was completed or followed 
ment containing a formal ratification of King upon the minute above printed. 



1652.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 1G9 

parliament, and application hath bin since made to vs by the said deputy 
prayingc our graunte and commission whereby the said burgh may be 
authorised to elect officers to governe the said burgh ; vppon serious considera- 
tion thereof, and beinge desireous to endeavour by all good waies and meanes 
that the people of that towne may haue government and justice administred, 
wee by virtue of the authority on that behalfe given vs by the parliament of 
the commonwealth of England doe authorise and appoynte the neighbours 
and inhabitants of the towne and burgh of Sterling, according to theire for- 
mer rites and customes, from time to time to nominate and choose theire 
magistrates and officers for the government of the said towne and burgh 
and liberties thereof till further order; which magistrates and officers from 
time to time chosen by them are heerby constituted in theire severall and 
respectiue offices and are authorised to proceed in the execution of 
theire severall trusts and places and in the execution of the government 
within the said towne and burgh and liberties thereof accordinge as 
hath bin vsuall and accustomed; provided that in all cases where formerly 
the name or stile of Kinge hath bin vsed in the exercise of the aforesaid 
governing of the said burgh the name of (the keepers of the libertye of 
England by authority of Parliament) be inserted and vsed insteed thereof; 
and that the persons from time to time elected and chosen as aforesaid 
shall not proceed to the exercise of the said respectiue offices and places 
vntill this oath ensuinge be administred to them by such as wee shall 
appoynte to administer the same, expressinge at the administration of the 
said oath to the said respectiue officers the name of the respectiue offices 
they are chosen vnto. 

The Oath: — You shall sweare that you shall be true and faithfull to 
the Commonwealth of England as it is now established without a 
Kinge or House of Lords; you shall well and' truly execute the office 
of . . . within the towne and burgh of Sterling and the liberties 
thereof accordinge to the best of your skill, knowledge and power. 
(Soe help you God.) 

And also that the oath heervnderwritten shall be administred to every burgess 
or freeman of the said towne and burgh at the time of his admission by such 



170 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1652. 

officer or officers as the oath to burgesses and freemen of the said burgh hath 
bin heeretofore vsuallv administred, (that is to say,) 

You shall sweare that you shall be true and faithfull to the Common- 
wealth of England as it is now established without a King or House of 
Lords; and in order therevnto you shall be obedient to the iust and 
good government of this towne and burgh of Sterling; you shall to the 
best of your power mayntaine and preserve the peace and all the due 
franchises thereof; and accordinge to your knowledge and ability doe 
and pcrforme all such other acts and thinges as doe belonge to a 
burgesse or freeman of the said towne. (Soe help you God.) 
And wee doe heerby declare that wee expect in such elections to be made as 
aforesaid due care be taken that all persons chosen be men of integrity and 
good affection to the peace and welfare of this Island and otherwyse fitly 
qualified for theire trust. 

And, lastly, wee appoynte that as well the electors as the persons elected doe 
first subscribe the ensuinge declaration, beinge the effect of what the deputy 
of the said burgh hath in theire name and on theire behalfe subscrived, (that is 
is to say), 

We doe each of vs for himselfe declare our willinge and free acceptance 
of and consent vnto the tender made by the parliament of the Com- 
monwealth of England, that Scotland be incorporated into and made 
one commonwealth with England, that thereby the same government 
that is established in England, without a Kinge or House of Lords, 
vnder the free state and commonwealth of England, may be derived to 
the people of Scotland ; and wee promise that wee will Hue peaceably 
vnder and yeild obedience vnto the authority of the parliament of the 
Commonwealth of England exercised in Scotland. 
Provided that the first .election to be made in pursuance heereof be within 
tenne daies after the date heereof. Given vnder our hands, at Dalkeith, the 
fourteenth day of April in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred 
fifty and two. 

(Signed) H. St. John. Ri. Deane. 

Robert Tichborne. R. Salwey. 



1678.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 171 

LVIII. 

CHARTER by King Charles the Second confirming to the Provost, Bailies, 
Council and Community of Stirling the Charter No. LV., and properties, 
rights and privileges therein contained; and also engaging not to erect 
burghs of barony or regality, or sanction markets or fairs, within two 
miles of the Burgh. Whitehall, 22d April, 1678. 

Carolus, Dei gratia, Magne Britannie, Francie et Hibernie, Rex, fideique 
Defensor: Omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue, clericis et laicis, 
salutem. Sciatis nos. cum avisamento et consensu predilectorum nostrorum 
consanguineorum et conciliariorum, Joannis comitis de Rothes, supremi can- 
cellarii antiqui regni nostri Scotie; Joannis ducis de Lauderdale, solius 
secretarii status ejusdem regni; Joannis marchionis de Athole, Archibaldi 
comitis de Argyle, Alexandri comitis de Kincardine, Wilielmi comitis de 
Dundonald, et nostri confisi et predilecti consiliarii Caroli Maitland de Haltoun, 
nostri thesaurarii deputati dicti regni, commissionariorum nostri thesaurii et 
novarum augmentationum, ac etiam cum avisamento et consensu reliquorum 
dominorum nostri scaccarii nostrorum commissionariorum, ratificasse, appro- 
basse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, tenoreque ejusdem ratificare, 
approbare, ac pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmare, ad et 
in favorem prepositi, balivorum consilii et communitatis burgi de Stirling, et 

Charles, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, and 
Defender of the Faith : To all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, greeting. 
Know ye that we, with advice and consent of our well-beloved cousins and council- 
lors, John earl of Rothes, high chancellor of our ancient kingdom of Scotland; John 
duke of Lauderdale, sole secretary of state of the same kingdom ; John marquis of 
Athole, Archibald earl of Argyle, Alexander earl of Kincardine, William earl of 
Dundonald, and our trusty and well-beloved councillor, Charles Maitland of Haltoun, 
our treasurer depute of the said kingdom, commissioners of our treasury and new 
augmentations, and also with advice and consent of the remanent lords of our ex- 
chequer, our commissioners, have ratified, approved, and by this our present charter 
confirmed, and by the tenor hereof ratify, approve, and for us and our successors for 
ever confirm, to and in favor of the provost, bailies, council and community of the 



172 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1678. 

coruni successorum, pro perpetuo, cartam et infcofamentum illis concessas sub 
nostra magao sigillo, dedata decimo septimo die mensis Novembris anno 
Domini millesimo scxcentesimo quadragesimo primo, vua cum confirmatione 
iuibi contenta dc illorum anterioribus cartis, juribus et infeofamentis, de et 
circa erectiouem dicti burgi in vno libero burgo regal i et jurisdictiones et 
privilegia ad prefatum burgum spectantes; de eorum terris, annuis redditibus, 
superioritatibus, acris, croftis, toloniis, custumis, casualitatibus, libertatibus et 
immunitatibus dicti burgi, et eorum hepdomodariis foris et annuis liberis 
nundinis, cum toloniis, custumis [et] casualitatibus ad easdem spectantibus; ac 
cum officio vicecomitis infra dictum burgum et territoria ejusdem; et cum 
omnibus potestatibus, privileges et commoditatibus, ad dictum burgum perti- 
nentibus; et eorum portubus et navium stationibus super aquam de Forth, 
cum littoribus, lie landing places, antiquis, et novis; cum omnibus privileges, 
custumis, littorum divoriis, lie dock silver, anchoragiis, et aliis casualitatibus 
quibuscunque solitiset consuetis; et eorum piscatione super dictam aquam de 
Forth et custumis pontis de Stirling solitis ac consuetis; ac de omnibus aliis 
juribus et privileges qubiscunque sicuti eadem in dicta carta et infeofamento 
enumerantur et collocantur, — in omnibus capitibus,articulis,clausulis,tenoribus, 

burgh of Stirling, and their successors, for ever, a charter and infeftment granted to 
theni under our great seal, of date the seventeenth day of the month of November in 
the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and forty-one, together with the 
confirmation therein contained of their previous charters, rights and infeftments, 
of and concerning the erection of the said burgh into a free burgh royal and the 
jurisdictions and privileges belonging to the foresaid burgh; of their lands, annual 
rents, superiorities, acres, crofts, tolls, customs, casualties, liberties and immunities of 
the said burgh, and their weekly markets and annual free fairs, with the tolls, customs 
and casualties belonging to the same ; and with the office of sheriff within the said 
burgh and territory of the same; and with all powers, privileges and commodities 
belonging to the said burgh; and with their ports and harbours upon the water of 
Forth, with landing places, old and new; with all privileges, customs, dock silver, 
anchorages, and other casualties whatsoever used and wont; and with their fishing 
upon the said water of Forth and customs of the bridge of Stirling used and wont; 
and of all other rights and privileges whatsoever as the same are enumerated and set 
forth in the said charter and infeftment, — in all the heads, articles, clauses, tenors, 



1678.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 173 

contentis et circumstantiis ejusdem, secundum formam et tenorem ejusmodi 
in omnibus punctis. Insuper, nos, in memoriam nostram revocantes quam 
fidele et obediens dictum burgum de Stirling est et fuit nobis et illustrissimis 
predicessoribus nostris temporibus nuper calamitosis, eorumque amicitia et 
bonum servitium exhibitum nobis quando nos in propria persona eis adfuimus 
annis Domini millesimo sexcentesimo quinquagesimo et millesimo sexcentesimo 
quinquagesimo primo, et magnum damnum et detrimentum quod burgenses 
dicti burgi tempore calamitoso pro eorum fidelitate erga nos perpessi sunt; et 
nos, etiam, perspicientes quantum prejudicium esset dicto burgo mercature 
negotiationi etjurisdictionibus ejusdem si aliqua vrbs vel villa intra duo millia 
passuum erigeretur et in burgo baronie vel regalitatis, vel si alique annue 
nundine vel fora hepdomodaria tenerentur vel observarentur intra duo millia 
passuum dicti burgi; et nos, firmiter statuentes opem adhibere et animum 
addere dicto burgo ac burgenses ejusdem securos reddere contra cuncta 
prejudicia et detrimenta istius generis: Igitur nos, pro nobismetipsis et suc- 
cessoribus nostris, in verbo principis, promittimus quod nunquam erigemus, 
nee patiemur erigi, quamvis vrbem vel villam intra duo millia passuum dicti 
burgi de Stirling in burgum baronie seu regalitatis, neque concedemus 

contents and circumstances of the same, according to the form and tenor thereof in 
all points. Moreover, we, recalling to our remembrance how faithful and obedient 
the said burgh of Stirling is and has been to us and our most illustrious predecessors 
in the late troublous times, and their friendship and good services shown to us when 
we were present with them in proper person in the years of our Lord one thousand 
six hundred and fifty and one thousand six hundred and fifty-one, and the great 
damage and loss that the burgesses of the said burgh suffered for their fidelity 
towards us in the troublous time; and we, also, perceiving how great a prejudice it 
might be to the said burgh, trade, merchandise and jurisdictions of the same if any 
town or village within two miles should be erected into a burgh of barony or regality, 
or if any yearly fair or weekly markets should be held or observed within two miles 
of the said burgh; and we, firmly resolving to yield support and add encouragement 
to the said burgh, and to render the burgesses thereof secure against all prejudice 
and loss of that sort : Therefore we, for ourselves and our successors, promise to 
them, on the word of a prince, that we shall never erect, nor suffer to be erected, 
any town or village within two miles of the said burgh of Stirling into a burgh of 



174 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1678. 

privilegium habendi seu tenendi hepdomodaria fora ncc annuas nundinas 
intra duo millia passuum dicti burgi; ct si quevis talis donatio seu signatura 
(per inadvertentiam) nostris manibus cxpedietur, nos stricte proliibemus et 
inhibemus dominis nostri thesaurarii, et scaccarii, prescntibus et futuris 
eandcm in scaccario cxpedire vel cartam desuper concedere; cum plena 
potestate burgo nostro de Stirling declaratorias sententias desuper contra 
cunctos interesse habentes prosequi. Quinetiam ordiuamus presentem cartam 
nostram in proximo nostro parliamento ratificatum iri; et ad hunc effectum 
status nostri parliamenti eandem conformiter ratificarc authorizamus. In 
cujus rei testimonium huic prescnti carte nostrc confirmationis nagnum 
sigillum nostrum appendi mandavimus. Testibus: predilecto nostro familiari 
consiliario, domino Thoma Wallace de Craigie, milite baronetto, nostre justici- 
arie clerico, et domini Wilielmo Ker, milite, nostre cancellarie directore. Apud 
aulam nostram de Whythall, vigesimo secundo die mensis Aprilis anno Domini 
millesimo sexcentesimo septuagesimo octavo et anno regni nostri trigesimo. 

[Indorsed thus]: — Written to the great seale and registrat the tuenty 
day of September, 1678, (Signed) Cokburne. Sealed att Edinburghe the 
tuentie sext day of September 1C78. xxiiij li. (Signed) Jo. Cunynghame. 

barony or regality, nor shall we grant the privilege to have or hold weekly markets 
or annual fairs within two miles of the said burgh; and if any such gift or signature 
(by inadvertence) is expede under our hands, wc strictly prohibit and forbid the 
lords of our treasury and exchequer, present and future, to expede the same in 
exchequer or to grant a charter thereupon ; with full power to our burgh of Stirling 
to pursue declaratory sentences thereupon against all having interest. Moreover, 
we ordain that our present charter shall be ratified in our next parliament; and to 
this effect we authorise the estates of our parliament to ratify the same accordingly. 
In witness whereof, we have commanded our great seal to be appended to this our 
present charter of confirmation. Witnesses : our well-beloved familiar councillor, 
Sir Thomas Wallace of Craigie, knigbt baronet, clerk of our justiciary; and Sir 
William Ker, knight, director of our chancery. At our court of Whythall, the 
twenty-second clay of the month of April in the year of our Lord one thousand six 
hundred and seventy-eight and of our reign the thirtieth year. 



1684.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 175 

LIX. 
CHARTER by King Charles the Second confirming to the Preceptors of 
Spittell's Hospital the lands of Southfield with the teinds thereof. 
Edinburgh, 15th February, 1684. 

Cakolus, Dei gratia, Magne Britannie, Francie et Hibernie, Rex, fideique 
defensor : Omnibus probis hominibus totius terre sue, clericis et laicis, 
salutem. Sciatis nos, cum avisamento et consensu [ut in alijs cartis consimilis 
date] dedisse, concessisse, disposuisse, et hac presenti carta confirmasse, 
tenoreque ejusdem dare, concedere, disponere, proque nobis et successoribus 
nostris pro perpetuo confirmare, dilectis nostris Alexandro Edmonston, 
mercatori, et Joanni Wallace, decano calciarium, burgensibus burgi de 
Stirling, tanquam presentibus preceptoribus inferioris hospitij fundati in 
burgo nuncupati Spittells Hospitall, eorumque successoribus preceptoribus 
ejusdem, pro usu et utilitate pauperum ejusdem in perpetuum eorumque 
assignatis, hereditarie et irredimabiliter, totas et integras illas quadraginta 
acras terrarum vel eo circa nuncupatas the Southjield, cum decimis garbalibus 
ejusdem inclusis, tenentibus, tenandriis et libere tenentium servitijs, alijsque 
divorijs et servitijs, usitatis et consuetis, solvi de predictis acris et decimis 
prescriptis, jacentes infra parochiam de Stirling et vicecomitatum ejusdem, 

Charles, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, 
and defender of the faith : To all good men of his whole land, clerics and laics, 
greeting. Know ye that we, with advice and consent [as in other charters of the 
same date] have given, granted, disponed, and by this present charter confirmed, and 
by the tenor hereof give, grant, dispone and for us and our successors for ever confirm 
to our well-beloved Alexander Edmonston, merchant, and John Wallace, deacon of 
the shoemakers, burgesses of the burgh of Stirling, as present preceptors of the laigh 
hospital founded in the burgli called Spittells Hospitall, and their successors, pre- 
ceptors of the same, for the use and behoof of the poor thereof and their assignees 
for ever, heritably and irredeemably, all and whole those forty acres of land or thereby 
called the Southfield, with the teind sheaves thereof included, tenants, tenandries and 
services of free tenants and other duties and services used and wont, to be paid of 
the foresaid acres and teinds before written, lying within the parish of Stirling and 
sheriffdom thereof, as the same are presently possessed by the vassals and tenants 



176 CHARTERS RELATING TO [1684. 

prout cedem per vassallos et tenontcs dictarum acrarum presenter possesse, 
et bondate inter viam publicam ad burgum de Stirling ducentem ex 
orientali, viam que ducit ad villain de Cambusbarron ex boreali, terras 
de Torbrex et Wbytehill ex [occidentali] et australi partibus. Quequidem 
quadraginta acre terrarum et decime cum pertinentiis earundem Sic jacentes 
et bondate ut supra, perprius hereditarie pertinuerunt ad dominum 
Joannem Stirling de Keir per eum de nobis immediate tente, et per 
ejus procuratores suo nomine specialiter et legitime constitutes, virtute 
procuratorie resignationis in dispositione dictarum terrarum contente per 
dictum dominum Joannem Stirling de Keir facta et concessa in favorem 
Joannis Martine et Georgii Andersone, tunc preceptorum dicti hospitii, 
corumque successorum preceptorum ejusdem, pro usu et utilitate pauperum 
earundem, de data decimo quinto die mensis Novembris anno millesimo 
sexcentessimo octogesimo secundo, debite et legitime resignate, sursum red- 
dite et extradonate, erant in manibus dicti marchionis de Queensberry 1 et 
reliquorum dominorum commissionariorum Scaccarij tanquam in manibus 
nostris, in favorem proque novo infeofamento earundem dicto Joanni Martine 
et Georgio Andersone, tunc preceptoribus dicti inferioris hospitii, eorumque 

of the said acres and bounded between the public road leading to the burgh of 
Stirling on the east, the road which leads to the town of Cambusbarron on the 
north, the lands of Torbrex and Wbytehill on the [west] and south parts. Which 
forty acres of land and teinds with the pertinents thereof, lying and bounded 
as above, formerly belonged heritably to Sir John Stirling of Keir, held by 
him immediately of us, and by his procurators in his name specially and lawfully 
constituted by virtue of procuratory of resignation contamed in a disposition of the 
said lands made and gi-anted by the said Sir John Stirling of Keir in favor of 
John Martine and George Andersone, then preceptors of the said hospital, and 
their successors preceptors thereof for the use and behoof of the poor of the same, 
of date of the fifteenth day of the month of November, in the year one thousand 
six hundred and eighty-two, were duly and lawfully resigned, upgiven and over- 
given, in the hands of the said marquis of Queensberry 1 and remanent lords 
commissioners of exchequer as in our hands, in favor and for new infeftment of 
the same to be made, given and granted, to the said John Martine and George 
1 One of the conscnters to the charter. 



1684.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 177 

successoribus preceptoribus ejusdem in perpetuum, ad usum et utilitatem 
pauperum ejusmodi, eorumque assignatis, hereditarie et irredimabiliter, in 
debita et competenti forma uti congruit, faciendo, dando et concedendo, 
prout authentica instrumenta desuper suscepta in manibus Davidis For- 
rester, notarii publici, de data . . . latius proportant. Tenendas et 
habendas, totas et integras predictas quadraginta acras terrarum aut eo 
circa nuncupatas the Southjield, cum decimis garbalibus earundem inclusis, 
tenentibus, tenandriis et libere tenentium servitiis, jacentes et bondatas 
ut dictum est, dicto Alexandro Edmonston et Joanni Wallace, presentibus 
preceptoribus dicti inferioris hospitii, eorumque successoribus, preceptoribus 
ejusdem, pro usu et utilitate pauperum ejusmodi, eorumque assignatis pre- 
dictis in perpetuum, de nobis nostrisque successoribus in feodo et hereditate 
in perpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas, antiquas et divisas, prout jacent 
in longitudine et latitudine, etc. Reddendo inde, annuatim, preceptores 
dicti hospitii eorumque successores, preceptores ejusdem, eorumque assignati 
predicti, nobis nostrisque successoribus summam duodecim librarum monete 
Scotie tanquam antiquam feudifirmam de predictis terris et decimis per- 
prius solvi solitam et consuetam, et summam viginti sex solidorum et octo 

Anclersone then preceptors of the said laigh Hospital, and their successors pre- 
ceptors thereof for ever, for the use and behoof of the poor of the same, and tbeir 
assignees, heritably and irredeemably, in due and competent form as accords, as 
authentic instruments taken thereupon in the hands of David Forrester, notary 
public, of date . . , more fully bear. To hold and to have all and whole the 
foresaid forty acres of lands or thereby, called the Southheld, with teind sheaves 
of the same included, tenants, tenandries, and services of free tenants, lying and 
bounded as said is, to the said Alexander Edmonston and John Wallace, present 
preceptors of the said laigh hospital, and their successors, preceptors thereof, for 
the use and behoof of the poor of the same and their assignees aforesaid for ever, 
of us and our successors in fee and heritage for ever, by all their right marches, old 
and divided, as they lie in length and breadth, etc. Paying therefor, yearly, the 
preceptors of the said hospital and their successors, preceptors thereof, and their 
assignees aforesaid, to us and our successors, the sum of twelve pounds Scots money 
as the ancient feu farm of the foresaid lands and teinds formerly used and wont 
to be paid, and the sum of twenty-six shillings and eight pennies money foresaid, in 



ITS CHARTERS RELATING TO [1705. 

denariorum monete predicte iu augmentationem rentalis, cxtcndentes in 
integro ad summam tredecim librarian sex solidorum et octo denariorum 
monete predicte, ad duos anni terminos festa, videlicet, Pentecostes et Sancti 
Martini in hieme per equales portiones nomine feudifirme ; et duplicando 
dictam feudifirrnam primo anno introitus cujuslibet heredis ad predictas terras 
prout usus est feudifirme, et observando et perimplendo reliquas conditiones 
(si que sint) in antiquis infeofamentis earundem contentas, pro omni alio 

onere l In cujus rei testimonium, buic presenti carte nostre 

magnum sigillum nostrum appendi mandavimus. Testibus : . . . Apud 
Edinburgum, decimo quinto die mensis Februarii anno Domini millesimo 
sexcentesimo octogesimo quarto regnique nostri trigesimo sexto. 

augmentation of rental, extending in whole to the sum of thirteen pounds six shdlings 
and eight pennies money foresaid, at two terms in the year, that is to say the feasts 
of Whitsunday and Martinmas in winter by equal portions ; and doubling the said 
feu farm the first year of the entry of each heir to the foresaid lands as use is in feu 
farm, and observing and implementing the other conditions (if any be) contained in 

the ancient infeftments of the same, for all other burden 1 In witness 

whereof we have commanded our great seal to be appended to this our present 
charter. "Witnesses : .... At Edinburgh, the fifteenth day of the month of 
February in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty-four, and of 
our reign the thirty-sixth year. 

LX. 

ACT of Parliament appointing two Fairs, one in December and another in 
January, to be held in Stirling yearly. Edinburgh, 14th September, 
1705. 

Our Sovereign Lady, with the special advice and consent of the estates of 
parliament, ordains and appoints two fairs, one upon the first Tuesday of 
December and the other on the last Tuesday of January, to be holden yearly 
in all time comeing at and within the burgh of Stirling; and gives and grants 
to the magistrates and council of the said burgh, and their successors in office, 

1 Precept of Basine inserted here. 



1705.] THE BURC4H OF STIRLING. 179 

for the behoove of the community of the same, the right and priviledge of keep- 
ing the said fairs for all kiuds of merchandice, with all the tolls, customes and 
casualities thereof, and all other liberties, priviledges and advantages used and 
wont to belong to any haveing the priviledge of keeping fairs and mercats 
within this kingdom. 

LXI. 

ACT of Parliament appointing two yearly Fairs to be held upon the lands 
and barony of Balquidrock; with Protestation by the commissioner of 
Stirling against the same. Edinburgh, 14th September, 1705. 

(1). Act of Parliament. 
Our SovereigD Lady and estates of parliament, considering that fairs and 
mercats in convenient places tend much to the good and advantage of the 
inhabitants thereof and of her Majesties other leidges dwelling near thereto, 
and that it is very fit for these ends to authorize two fairs yearly on the dayes 
following upon the lands and barony of Balquidrock in the shire of Stirling 
and belonging to John Murray of Touchacldam, do therefore by thir presents 
appoint two fairs yearly, one upon the first Tuesday of July and the other on 
the second Thursday of November, to be kept in all time comeing upon the 
lands and barony of Balquidrock, and have given and granted and hereby give 
and grant to the said John Murray, his heirs and successors, the right and 
priviledge of keeping the said yearly fairs for all kinds of merchandice, with all 
the tolls, customes and casualities thereof, and all liberties, priviledges and 
advantage used and wont to belong to any haveing the priviledge of keeping 
fairs and mercats within this kingdom. 

(2). Protestation. 
There was a protestation against the said fair of Balquidrock, granted to 
the laird of Touchaddam, taken by the commissioner afternamed for the 
burgh of Stirling, who gave in the same in writing, to the tenor following: — I 
Colonell John Erskine, lieutenent governour of the Castle of Stirling, commis- 
sioner to the parliament for the burgh of Stirling, do in name of the said 
burgh protest against the fairs craved by John Murray of Touchaddam to be 



ISO CHARTERS RELATING TO STIRLING. [1705. 

keeped within the barony of Balquidrock belonging to him, lying within two 
miles of the said burgh of Stirling, in respect the said burgh has an charter 
from King Charles the Second bearing that his Majesty nor his successors 
should not erect a burgh of barony or regality nor grant a priviledge of Aveekly 
mercats or yearly fairs within two miles of the said burgh, and upon the said 
charter the said toun has a decreet of declarator; and thereupon I ask and 
take instruments (that the said burgh may not be prejudged of their rights 
and priviledges) in the hands of Sir James Murray of Philiphaugh, one of the 
senatours of the colledge of justice and lord clerk register. In witness whereof 
I have written and subscribed thir presents, at Edinburgh, the fourteenth of 
September one thousand seven hundred and five years. Sic Subscribitur : 
Jo. Erskine. And thereupon took instruments. 






APPENDIX. 



APPENDIX. 



I. — Abstracts of Miscellaneous Documents. 

1. — Charter by King Robert the Second, by which he gave, granted and con- 
firmed to Richard of Waneflete that tenement lying in the town of Strivelyne which 
belonged to the late Hugh son of Thomas, and which belonged to the King on 
account that the said Hugh was a bastard, and died without heir of his body law- 
fully begotten. To be held by the said Richard and his heirs of the King and his 
heirs in fee and heritage, with all freedoms and easements, as freely as the said 
Hugh held it, for rendering to the King and other lords of the fee the services due 
and wont. In witness whereof the King commanded his seal to be appended. 
Witnesses : William, and John the chancellor, bishops of the churches of St. 
Andrews and Dunkeld; John the King's first-born son, earl of Carrie, steward of 
Scotland; Robert earl of Fyf and of Menteth, the King's well-beloved son; William 
earl of Douglas and of Marr, the king's kinsman; Archibald of Douglas and Robert 
of Erskyne, the King's kinsmen, knights. At Edinburgh, 15th August, 13th year of 
the King's reign [1383]. 

[The charter is in the following terms] : — " Robertus, Dei gracia, Rex Scot- 
torum: omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre, sue clericis et laycis, salutem. 
Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse Ricardo 
de Waneflete illud tenementum iacens in villa de Strivelyne quod fuit quondam 
Hugonis filii Thome et quod ad nos pertinet eo quod dictus Hugo fuit bastardus, et 
obiit sine herede de corpore suo legittime procreate Tenendum et habendum eidem 
Ricardo et heredibus suis de nobis et heredibus nostris in feodo et hereditate, per 
omnes rectas metas et diuisas suas, cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commodi- 
tatibus, aysiamentis et iustis pertinenciis quibuscunque ad dictum tenementum cum 
pertinenciis spectantibus, seu quoquo modo iuste spectare valentibus in futurum, 



I s ' CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix I. 

adco libere ct quietc, plcnaric, integre et honorihce, in omnibus ct per omnia, sicut 
illud tenuit dictus Hugo. Faciendo indc nobis et aliis dominis feodi dicti tenementi 
seruicia debita et consueta. In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre nostrum 
precipimus apponi sigillum. Testibus: venerabilibus in Christo patribus, Willelmo 
et Johanne; cancellario nostro, Sanctiandree et Dunkeldensis ecclesiarum episcopis; 
Johamie primogenito nostro de Carrie, senescallo Scocie ; Roberto de Fyf et de 
Menteth filio nostro dilecto, Willelmo de Douglas et de Marre consanguineo 
nostro, comitibus; Archibaldo de Douglas et Eoberto de Erskyne consanguineis 
nostro, militibus. Apud Edynburgh quintodecimo die Augusti anno regni nostri 
terciodecimo." 

2. — Letters Patent by Robert, bishop of Dunblane, narrating that before him, 
sitting in judgment in his cathedral church of Dunblane, compeared a venerable 
man, Sir John of Acheray, treasurer of the said cathedral church, and John Brady, 
burgess of the burgh of Strivelynge, procurators and commissioners of honorable 
men, the provost, bailies and community of the said burgh, to the effect under- 
written, and presented a charter by King James the Second to the provost, bailies, 
burgesses and community of the burgh of Stirling of the patronage of St. James' 
Hospital dated at Strivelinge, 24th June, 1456 [No. xxiii., antea p. 36]; after 
examination and publication of which charter, the bishop, at the supplication of the 
said procurators, ordained the same to be transumed, and the transumpt to have 
the same force and validity as the original charter, and commanded the present 
letters patent containing the said transumpt to be written and published and 
confirmed with his seal. Done in the said church 21 November, 1457. Witnesses: 
John Cristini, Macolm Drummonde, canons of the church, and others. Certified by 
John of Spens and John Scot, priests of the diocese of Dunblane and notaries 
public. (Seal awanting.) 

3. — Charter by William Bully, perpetual chaplain of the altar of the Holy 
Cross, founded and situated in the parish church of the burgh of Striviline, whereby 
for a certain sum of money paid to him in his urgent necessity he sold and granted 
to an honorable man, Macolm Flemyng, son and apparent heir of a noble and 
potent lord, Robert lord le Flemyng, the tenement with the pertinents described in 
charter No. xxiv. [antea p. 39]. To be held by him, his heirs and assignees, of 
the King for payment of the royal ferm and service of burgh used and wont; and 
paying to the altar of St. Ninian in the parish church and the perpetual chaplain 
thereof 6 s. 8 d., and to the altar of St. Thomas, the apostle, and perpetual chaplain 
thereof, 26 s. 8 d. In testimony whereof the seal of the granter, with the common 



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seal of the burgh, solicited from the community assembled in the tolbooth, are 
appended. Witnesses : William Striveline of Ratherne, Macolme Forestar of 
Torwoud, George Striveline, John Striveline and Adam Mure, with sundry others. 
Dated at Striveline, 27th February 1471-2. (Seals awanting.) 

4. — Charter by James III., King of Scots, under his great seal, confirming 
the foregoing charter by William Bully to Macolm Flemyng. Dated at Edinburgh 
10th November, 1472. (Seal awanting.) 

5. — Charter by Robert Gelis, elder, son and heir of the deceased Robert Gelis, 
burgess of the burgh of Striveline, and John Gelis, younger, son and apparent heir 
of the said Robert Gelis, whereby for a certain sum of money they sold and granted 
to a venerable man, Sir John Hastings, canon of the cathedral church of Dunblane, 
and his heirs and assignees, an annualrent of six shillings payable furth of a tene- 
ment of master John Spaldyne, dean of Brechin, with the pertinents, lying within 
the said burgh on the north side of the High Street, between the land of John 
Kyrkwoud on the west, and the land of the deceased Robert Haket on the east. 
In witness whereof, because the granters had not seals, the said Robert Gelis senior 
procured to be appended the seal of a provident man John Bolat, burgess, and John 
Gelis procured the seal of a provident man John Gourlay, one of the bailies of the 
said burgh and giver of sasine of the said annual rent. Witnesses : John Lyntoun, 
John Glasgw, Thomas Fersithtson, John Fersithtson, Nicholas Taylyour, William 
Benny, John Auldcorn, Michael Taylyour, Alexander Brade, Alexander Kirkwoud 
and Sir James Darow, chaplain and notary public, with sundry others who were 
also present at the giving of sasine. Dated at Stirling 11th April, 1475. 

6. — Insti'ument of sasine setting forth that in presence of the notary and 
witnesses, personally appeared a provident man, Gilbert Bechat, burgess of the 
burgh of Striveline, and resigned in the hands of David Murray, one of the bailies 
of the burgh, an annualrent of six shillings Scots upliftable furth of his tenement 
with the pertinents lying within the said burgh on the north side of the High Street, 
between the land of Robert Norton on the west and the land of Thomas Makfarlane 
on the east, by delivery of one penny ; whereupon the bailie gave to a venerable 
man, Sir John Hastings, canon of the cathedral church of Dunblane, and his heirs 
and assignees, sasine of the annualrent, by exhibition of a penny as the custom of 
burghs is, conform to the tenor of a charter granted by the said Gilbert to him. 
Done on the ground of the said tenement, 18 April, 1478. Witnesses: Sirs Symone 
Joffrason, Robert Redehuch, John Malloch, Thomas Ason, chaplains ; John YouDg, 
Thomas Makferlane, Robert Norton, John Murray, Thomas Smytht, John Robison, 



186 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix I. 

John Huny, John Moden, John M'Kennyr, John Offeris and Patrick Gray; with 
many others. James Darow, priest of St. Andrew's diocese, notary. (Seal awanting.) 

7. — Charter by Adam Bully, burgess of the burgh of Striveline, 'whereby he, 
being in his legal power, moved with piety and meditation, prompted with the zeal 
of devotion and compunction, for the weal of his soul and of the souls of his 
progenitors and successors, for the honour and reverence of the holy and undivided 
Trinity and of the most blessed Virgin Mary and of all saints, gave, granted, assigned 
and confirmed for ever to the holy and undivided Trinity and altar of the same, 
founded and situated within the parish church of the Holy Cross of the said burgh 
by the deceased Sir Thomas Bully (of good memory) canon of the cathedral church 
of Glasgow, and to Sir Robert Symsone, perpetual chaplain of the said altar and his 
successors, perpetual chaplains thereof, celebrating divine service thereat, four 
merks Scots of annual rent to be uplifted furth of the granter's four merk lands 
of Ermore with the pertinents lying within the sheriffdom of Perth, wherein Donald 
Gilfulansone and Patrick Gilfulane dwelt and which they possessed in farm, for 
perpetual union and annexation to the said altar: To be held by the said altar 
of the Holy Trinity and Sir Robert Symsone, perpetual chaplain thereof, for his 
life, and by his successors after his decease celebrating divine service therein, 
from the granter and his heirs, of the holy and undivided Trinity and the blessed 
Virgin Mary, in fee and heritage, in pure alms forever, the said chaplains 
giving yearly at the said altar and daily when disposed a solemn divine service 
of masses and offering of prayers for the weal of the soul of the said Adam Bully 
and of the souls of his parents, progenitors and successors. Contains a clause of 
warrandice by the said Adam Bully and his heirs under obligation of all his lands 
and goods. Witnesses : master Duncan Bully, rector of Kynnel, Sirs David 
Robisone provost of the collegiate church of Maybole, John Hastingis canon of 
Dunblane, John Andrew rector of Mukart ; Mathew Forester, Duncan Forester, 
Herbert Murray, William Symsone, Alexander Muschet and James Redehuch, 
burgesses of the said burgh. Dated at the burgh of Stirling, 2 September, 1479. 
(Seal awanting.) 

8. — Letters by the provost, bailies, councillors and community of the burgh 
of Striveline attesting that a discreet man Sir James Darow, perpetual chaplain of 
the altar of the Holy. Cross founded and situated within the parish church of the 
said burgh, compeared before them sitting in judgment in their tolbooth in four of 
their chief courts successively and made process respecting a tenement with the 
pertinents commonly called Wardanis Land, lying within the said burgh between 



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the land of the deceased Gilbert Legat on the north side and the parish church on 
the south side, on account of nonpayment for several years to him and his said altar 
of an annualrent of three shillings payable from the tenement, and that at the last 
diet of the courts he asked judgment that the possession of the tenement should, in 
default of payment of the amount, revert to him, and obtained pledge respecting 
this ; after which the opposite party having been often called at the door of the 
court to compear and defend his cause, or satisfy the chaplain respecting the arrears 
of the annualrent, with damages and expenses of process, and not compearing, the 
court after consultation, by the mouth of Thomas Caithkyn, their judiciar or 
dempster, adjudged possession of the tenement to him ; whereupon Charles Rede, 
one of the bailies of the burgh, give sasine to the chaplain and caused it to be 
publicly proclaimed that if any one having right or interest wished to reclaim the 
tenement they should come within the lawful time and satisfy as above and obtain 
peaceable possession of the tenement for ever as the order of law required. Sealed 
with the burgh seal and that of the bailie at Stirling, 20 November, 1481. 
Witnesses : Alexander Cunynghame of Auchinbowy ; Duncan Forester, provost ; 
Thomas Cragingelt, John Aisone, bailies ; Richard Redehuch, James Redehuch, 
Alexander Muschet, John Abbircrummy, Sir Symon Joffrasone, James Cunyng- 
hame, Alexander Nortoun and Alexander Forester with sundry others. (Seals 
awanting. ) 

9. — Letters by the provost, bailies, councillors and community of the burgh 
of Striveline attesting that a discreet man, Sir Robert Symsone, perpetual chaplain 
of the altar of the Holy Trinity, founded and situated within the parish church of 
the burgh, compeared before them in four of their chief courts successively and 
made process [in the same form and with a similar result as narrated in No. 8] 
respecting a tenement of the deceased John Wourthy, with the pertinents, lying in 
the Castle Vennel, on account of nonpayment for several years to him and his said 
altar of an annualrent of fifteen shillings Scots payable from the tenement ; also 
respecting a tenement of the deceased Bartholomew Skynnar with the pertinents 
lying within the said burgh between the land of John Galloway on the west side 
and the land of Sir James Darow on the east side on account of nonpayment of an 
annualrent of ten shillings Scots ; and also respecting a tenement of the deceased 
David Baxster vith the pertinents lying within the said burgh between the land of 
the deceased Thomas Tailyefer on the west side and the land of Adam Bulle on the 
east side, on account of nonpayment of an annualrent of ten shillings Scots. 
Mathew Gowane, dempstar; David Murray, John Crag, John Aysone, bailie. 



188 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix I. 

Sealed with the burgh seal and that of the bailies at Striveline, 2 December, 1489. 
(Seals awanting.) 

10. — Instrument narrating that in presence of the notary and witnesses 
compeared a provident man Andrew Nortoun, burgess of the burgh of Striveling, and 
by overgiving of a penny resigned from himself and his heirs an annual rent of two 
shillings and fourpence to be uplifted yearly from a piece of land with the perti- 
nents belonging to William Forsytht, burgess of the said burgh, lying within the 
said burgh in the vennel of the blessed and glorious Virgin Mary called le Mary 
Wynde on the west side of the High Street, between a waste land on the 
north side and the land of James Scot on the south side, in the hands of an 
honourable man, James Spettale, then one of the bailies of the said burgh, for the 
weal of his soul and the souls of his friends and in favour of the altar of the 
precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, founded and situated within the parish 
church of the Holy Rood of the said burgh. Which resignation being so made the 
said bailie gave sasine of the said annual rent to a discreet man, Sir John Clerk, 
alias Inglisman, chaplain of the said altar, in name and behalf of the said precious 
blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, and perpetual chaplains, his successors at the said 
altar, in pure and perpetual alms, by exhibition of a penny as the manner of 
burghs is and according to the tenor of the charter of foundation of the said 
altai\ Done on the ground of the said piece of land, 30 August, 1502. 
Witnesses : John Aisoun, Alexander Aisoun, William Cosoure, William Haldane 
and others. Certified by Robert Cunynghame, clerk of the diocese of St. Andrews 
and notary public, and confirmed by the seal of the said bailie. (Seal awanting.) 

11. — Instrument setting forth that in presence of the notary and witnesses 
personally appeared a provident man, Walter George, burgess of the burgh 
of Strivelin, and, not swayed by force or fear but of his pure and free will, 
moved with devout zeal and not unmindful of the salvation of his soul, 
conveyed and granted and perpetually confirmed to God Almighty and 
the blessed and glorious Virgin Mary and all saints, and to the perpetual 
chaplains of the parish church of the said burgh and their successors celebrating 
divine service there, an anvil, acquired by his own proper industry, standing in his 
workshop, with the stock thereof, for an exequy and anniversary to be celebrated 
yearly for ever on the day of the obit of the said Walter and Elene his spouse for 
the salvation of their souls, as the manner is. For effecting which the said Walter 
resigned the foresaid anvil and stock by delivery of earth and stone in the hands of 
an honorable man, Thomas Cragingelt, one of the bailies of the burgh, reserving 



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freely the said stock and anvil to the granter for his life ; whereupon the bailie gave 
sasine of the same to a discreet man, Thomas Zoilay, chaplain, and bailie in name 
and on behalf of all and sundry the perpetual chaplains of the said parish church. 
Done in the workshop of the said Walter, 16 February, 1503-4. Witnesses: Walter 
Redehucht, John M'Keimare, John Caldare, George Alanson, Alexander Nychole, 
James Ranald, John Millar, John Youthstoun, John Loke, John Lange, John 
Peckone, John Quarroure and Sirs William Malux and Patrick Broun, chaplains, 
with sundry others. Thomas Kirkcaldy, notary. (Seal awanting.) 

12. — Charter by David Makilwane, son of the deceased Donald Makilwane, 
burgess of the burgh of Striveling, whereby for a sum of money paid to him in his 
urgent necessity, he sold and disponed to a discreet man, Sir John Aysoun, 
chaplain, his heirs and assignees, an annualrent of sixteen shillings yearly upliftable 
furth of a tenement of the deceased Andrew Murisoun, back and fore, with the 
pertinents, lying within the burgh between the land of the deceased John 
Patonsoun on the east and the land of David Greg on the west; to be held of 
the King in fee and heritage. Sealed at Stirling, 26th March 1506. Witnesses: 
James Spetale, Edward Spetale, James Crom and John Lyell with sundry others. 
(Seal awanting.) 

13. — Instrument narrating that, in presence of the notary and witnesses, 
compeared personally a provident man, Alexander Craig, burgess of the burgh of 
Striveling, and of his own free and spontaneous will, as was well known to the 
notary and as himself publicly acknowledged, resigned and quitclaimed an annual 
rent of seven shillings to be uplifted yearly from the tenement of Henry Neilsoun 
lying within the said burgh on the east side of the High Street, between the land of 
Andrew Camroun on the north and the land of James Mentetht, dwelling in the 
lordship of Mentetht, on the south side, with all right which he for himself or his 
heirs could claim in or to the same, by exhibition of one penny in the hands of an 
honorable man, James Spetall, then one of the bailies of the said burgh, for sasine 
thereof to be given to an honorable man, John Broune, then dean of gild, of the 
said burgh. Which resignation being so made the said James Spetall, bailie, in 
virtue of his office of bailliary, gave sasine of the said annual rent of seven shillings 
to the said John Broune by delivery of one penny in his hands as use was ; to be 
uplifted at the two usual terms of the year Whitsunday and Martinmas in winter 
by equal portions. Done on the ground of the said tenement, 18 February 1509-10, 
in presence of Henry Neilsoun, Thomas Drew, William Quhite, John Broune alias 
Swyne, John Myllare, Robert Steynson and Sir David Nortoun, chaplain. Certified 



190 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix 1. 

by Andrew Nortoun, clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, notary public, and con- 
firmed by 'the seal of the said James Spetall, bailie (Seal a wanting.) 

14. — Instrument setting forth that in presence of the notary and witnesses 
personally appeared an honorable man, George Crechtoun of Brethirtoun, burgess of 
the burgh of Striveling, moved by zeal of devotion and holy motive, coming to the 
fore part of his tenement of land conveyed to him by John Douglas, burgess, 
between the land of William Dauson on the east and the land of Richard Name on 
the west, and there resigned in the hands of John Bully, one of the bailies, an 
annualrent of ten shillings Scots payable yearly furth of the fore part of the said 
tenement in favor of the perpetual chaplains of the parish church of the Holy Cross 
for ever ; the said chaplains and their successors making therefor, for the salvation 
of the souls of the said George and of Alisone Mailvile, his spouse, and of their 
parents and successors and all friends and benefactors, and for the souls of all the 
faithful dead, pious offerings of funeral services and an anniversary once in the year, 
according to the form and tenor of the first foundation and rental of exequies and 
anniversaries founded and wont to be done in the said parish church. Whereupon 
the bailie gave sasine of the said annualrent to a discreet man, Sir Andrew 
Mortoun, chaplain and curate of the said parish church, and also procurator and 
bailie of the foresaid perpetual chaplains, in pure and perpetual alms according to 
the tenor of the foundation and rental foresaid. Witnesses : Sirs James Craig, 
elder 1 , Walter Steward, William Aitoun, William Thomson, James Aikman, James 
Crechtoun, chaplains, David Bully, and sundry others. Andrew Nortoun, notary. 
Stirling, 4th August, 1511. (Seal awanting.) 

15. — Instrument narrating that, in presence of the notary and witnesses, an 
honorable man, John Brovne, burgess of the burgh of Striveline, by overgiving of a 
penny, surrendered in the hands of an honorable man, John Bully, then one of the 
bailies of the said burgh, in favour of the altar of the precious and holy blood of 
our Lord Jesus Christ, founded and situated within the parish church of the Holy 
Rood of the said burgh, an annual rent of seven shillings yearly to be uplifted from 
a tenement of Henry Nelesone, weaver, lying within the said burgh in the vennel 
of the blessed and glorious Virgin Mary called le Mary Wynde, on the east side of 
the High Street, between the land of Adam Galloway on the south and the land of 
Nicholas Donaldsone on the north, and that for the weal of his own soul and the 
souls of his parents, predecessors, successors, friends, and all the faithful dead. 
Which resignation being so made the said John Bully delivered state and sasine of 
the said annual rent of seven shillings to a discreet man, Sir Patrick Clerk, chaplain 



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of the said altar, on behalf of the said holy blood and to his successors, perpetual 
chaplains serving at the said altar, in free and pei'petual alms, by exhibition of a 
penny as the use of burghs is, and according to the tenor of the charter of foundation 
of the said altar. Done on the ground of the said tenement, 4 December, 1515. 
Witness : Gilbert Fergussone, John Allane, Robert Richartsone, John Michael, 
Robert Gervy, and others, burgesses of the said burgh. Certified by James Fresone, 
clerk, of the diocese of St. Andrews, notary public, with appending of the seal of 
the said bailie. (Seal awanting.) 

16. — Instrument setting forth that, in presence of the notary and witnesses, 
personally appeared an honorable man, Duncan Forestar of Garden, knight, moved 
with devotion, not led, constrained or compelled by force or fear, but of his own 
free will, and passed to his two and a half rigs of land lying at the dovecot of John 
Bully next the High Street and there resigned an annualrent of thirteen shillings 
and fourpence upliftable therefrom yearly, and that in the hands of a worthy man 
John Aitkin, then one of the bailies of the burgh, for sasine to be given to the 
founded chaplains of the parish church of the Holy Cross. Whereupon the bailie 
gave sasine to a discreet man Sir James Aikman, chaplain, in name of the chaplains 
founded for the annual celebration of funeral services for the souls of Sir Duncan 
Margaret Forsith and Margaret Bothuele, his wives, and of all the faithful dead. 
Witnesses : Thomas Youngman, James Crag, chaplains ; George Schaw of Knokhill, 
Alexander Murray, James Scot, Alexander Forestar, and sundry others. William 
Litstar, notary. Done on the ground of the said rigs, 12 April, 1518. (Seal 
awanting. ) 

17. — Instrument narrating that, in presence of the notary and witnesses, 
an honorable man David Greg, burgess of the burgh of Striveling, resigned and 
quitclaimed from him and his heirs in favour of the altar of the precious and holy 
blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, founded and situated within the parish church of 
the Holy Rood of the foresaid burgh of Striveling, an anuual rent of five shillings 
yearly to be uplifted from the tenement and croft of Henry Raa, lying in the 
vennel of the blessed and glorious Virgin Mary, on the east side thereof, between 
the common vennel on the south side and the croft of the late Sir Robert Mure on 
the north side, in the hands of an honorable man, Richard Name, then one of the 
bailies of the said burgh, by delivery of a penny as use is, for the weal of his soul, 
the soul of Jonet Wilyeamesoun, his spouse, his parents, predecessors, successors, 
and all the faithful dead. Which resignation being so made the foresaid Richard 
Name, bailie, gave state and sasine of the said annual rent to a discreet man, Sir 



192 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix J. 

Thomas Coling, chaplain of the said altar, in name and behalf of the said precious 
blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, and his successors, perpetual chaplains serving at 
the said altar, in pure and perpetual alms, by exhibition of a penny as the manner 
of burghs is and according to the tenor of the charter of foundation made there- 
upon. Done on the ground of the said tenement, 3 December 1518, in presence of 
John Broune, Robert Arnot, James Tennand, William Robisoun, William Wise, 
Nicholas Duncansoun, David Crag, David Aisoun, Alexander Crag, John Makky, 
serjeand, and sundry others. Certified by Robert Cunynghame, clerk of the diocese 
of St. Andrews, notary public, and corroborated by the bailie's seal. (Seal 
a wanting. ) 

18. — Instrument narrating that, in presence of the notary and witnesses, a 
devoted father, Friar Vincent Litstare, prior of the place and convent of the 
Friars Preachers of the burgh of Striveling, with consent of the chapter, passed to 
the tenement of the late Donald Crum in the foresaid burgh, in the Myddill Raw 
on the south side of the High Street thereof, between the lands of Robert 
Duncansone on the west, the land of Patrick Lawsone alias Litiljhone on the 
east and the common way which leads to the place of the Friars Minors on the 
south public High Street on the north, and, by exhibition of a penny, surrendered 
in the hands of Alexander Crag, then one of the bailies of the said burgh, an 
annual rent of 3 s. 6d., Scots, from a greater annual rent pertaining to the said 
place and friars from the foresaid tenement, in favour of the founded chaplains 
of the parish church of the Holy Rood of the said burgh, as in warrant and clause 
of warrandice of an annual payment of 3 s. 6d. for a certain garden let in feufarm 
by the foresaid founded chaplains to the above mentioned Friars Preachers and 
annexed to the south side of their orchard, lying contiguous to the croft of Gilbert 
Brady. After which resignation the said Alexander Crag, bailie, at the command 
of the said devoted friar, Vincent Litstare, prior as above, in name and behalf of 
the said place and convent, gave sasine of the said annual rent, as above, to Sir 
James Aikman, chaplain, procm-ator for the founded chaplains of the said church 
in warrandice as above, by delivery of one penny ; and invested him therein as in 
warranty of payment of 3 s. Gd. for the said garden and pertinents, to which in 
default of payment the said founded chaplains should have free entry and ingress. 
The seal of the said Alexander, bailie, was affixed in sign of his office. Done on 
the ground of the said tenement, 10 March, 1522-3. Witnesses: John Allan, John 
Cosland, John Alsunnour and William Forsitht, burgesses; and others. William 
Litstar, presbyter of the diocese of St. Andrews, notary. (Seal awanting.) 






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19. — Instrument narrating that, in presence of the notary and witnesses, Sir 
Alexander Stele, chaplain, moved with zeal of devotion, and not unmindful of 
the safety of his soul, granted, bestowed and for ever confirmed to God Almighty, 
the blessed Virgin Mary and all saints, and the perpetual founded chaplains of the 
parish church of the said burgh and their successors celebrating divine service 
therein, an annual rent of 10s. Scots to be uplifted yearly, first, from the tenement 
of the late John Stele his brother lying in the burgh of Striveline on the south 
side of the High Street six shillings, and from his back tenement with yard lying 
on the south side four shillings, at the two usual terms of the year, by equal por- 
tions, for exequies and an anniversary annually to be celebrated therein, for ever, 
on the day of the death of the said Sir Alexander, for the weal of his soul, the souls 
of his father, mother, brother, sister, parents, kindred, friends, and all the faithful 
dead; and resigned the same in the hands of John Aitkin, then one of the bailies of 
the burgh, who thereupon gave sasine of the same to Sir James Aikman, chaplain 
and collector, in name and behalf of the perpetual founded chaplains of the said 
church. Done on the ground of the said lands 5 July 1525. Witnesses: George 
Stewart, Thomas Culper, Alexander Smytht, Andrew M'Kady, Andrew Stele, 
Walter Grahame, one of the bailies of the said burgh, John Stene, Robert Gillaspy 
and Mathew Fresar, and others. Certified by James Fresare, priest of St. Andrews 
diocese and notary. (Bailie's seal now awanting.) 

20. — Charter by Archibald Redheucht, son of James Redheucht of Tulicht 
Heddill, lord of the fee of a croft of land called Muschettis Croft, with consent of 
his dearest and wellbeloved uncle, Alexander Redheucht of Megoure, whereby, 
considering that every one shall receive for his almsgifts a hundredfold, induced by 
zeal and piety, etc., for the weal of the souls of the said James and Margaret 
Symsoun, his father and mother, the soul of the said Alexander his uncle, and the 
souls of all the faithful dead, he granted and heritably confirmed for ever to God 
Almighty, the glorious Virgin Mary his mother, and all saints, and to the chaplains 
founded and to be founded of the parish church of the said burgh of Striveling and 
their successors, chaplains, all and whole the foresaid croft called Muschettis Croft, 
with the pertinents, lying within the liberty or territory of the said burgh, between 
the lands of Fatrick Mentetht and Edward Forestar on the south side, the two 
riggis of the late David Gurlay, now of his heirs, on the north side, a narrow pool 
between the lands of Schippaucht and the said croft on the east side, and the 
common King's Highway which leads to the bridge on the west side; which croft 
Alexander Murray, burgess of the said burgh, at command of the said Alexander, 



194 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix T. 

occupied; to be held by the said chaplains from the grantor. Ids heirs and assignees, 
in pure and perpetual alms in fee and heritage for ever; paying therefor yearly 
the chaplains founded and to be founded of the church of the Holy Cross and their 
successors to the altar of Saint Peter and Saint Paul the Apostles situated in the 
parish church of the Holy Cross, and to the chaplains thereof who shall be for the 
time, an annual rent of six shillings Scots. Also the chaplains doing two anni- 
versaries for the dead at the altar of St. .lames the Apostle situated within the said 
church [with various provisions regarding the celebration of the anniversaries, bu1 
the parchment at this part is somewhat mutilated, rendering what writing remains 
unintelligible]. Sealed with the seal of the granter and with the seal of the 
said Alexander, his uncle, in sign of his consent, and subscribed by them at the 
said burgh of Striveling, 7 February 1525-6. Witnesses : John Aitkin, David 
Greg, etc., burgesses and Sir William Litstar, chaplain and notary public. Sub- 
scribed 'Archibald Redeheuch wt. my hand' 'Alexr. Redhuch wt. my hand.' (Seals 
awanting and parts of parchment mutilated.) 

21. — Instrument narrating that in presence of a notary and witnesses, the 
said Archibald Eedeheucht, lord of the fee of the croft of land and others mentioned 
in the preceding charter, by delivery of earth and stone resigned the foresaid 
croft in the hands of Alexander Watson, bailie, in favour of the chaplains founded 
and to be founded of the parish church of the Holy Cross of the said burgh, for two 
anniversaries yearly to be made in all times to come, with all right he had to the 
same, from him his heirs and assignees. Which resignation being so made the said 
Alexander Watson, bailie, in virtue of his office of bailliary, at the special command 
of the said Archibald Eedeheucht and Alexander Redehucht his uncle, delivered 
state and heritable sasine of the said croft called Muschettis croft with the perti- 
nents to James Aikman, founded chaplain of the said church and procurator of the 
other founded chaplains of the same, by delivery of earth and stone, according to 
the tenor of the said charter and to their successors and invested the said James as 
procurator in real possession of the same. Paying therefor yearly, the said founded 
chaplains, to the altar of Saint Peter and Saint Paul the Apostles, situated within 
the aforesaid parish church, and to the chaplain thereof who should be for the time 
an annual rent of six shillings Scots ; and also doing yearly two anniversaries for 
the dead at the altar of Saint James the Apostle situated within the said parish 
church, chanting and saying mass honorably in their vestments, as becomes, one of 
them for the souls of the said James Redeheucht and Margaret Symson, parents of 
the said Archibald, and the other for the soul of the foresaid Alexander Eedeheucht, 



1525-6.] THE BURGH OE STIRLING. 195 

bis uncle, and the souls of all the faithful dead, observing the restrictions of the 
said charter. Done on the soil of the said croft, 8 February, 1525-6. Witnesses: 
Hugh Hog, Nicholas Duncansoun, William Gethanc burgess of the said burgh, and 
James Mukhart son of a burgess. Certified by William Litstar, priest of the diocese 
of St. Andrews and continued with the seal of the bailie. (Seal awanting.) 

22. — Charter by King James the Fifth, under his great seal, whereby with 
advice and consent of the lords of secret council elected by the three estates in 
parliament, he ratified a charter, dated 8 April 1516, granted by his wellbeloved 
clerk, master David Abircrumby, subdean of the Chapel Royal of Striveling, whereby 
for augmentation of divine worship, to the praise and honour of God, the glorious 
Virgin Mary, and the honour and praise of Saint Michael the Archangel, and the 
whole court of heaven., and for the weal of the soul of the most serene Prince James 
the Fourth, most illustrious King of Scots, and of a venerable father in Christ, 
James Abircrumby, abbot of the monastery of Scone, and for the weal of his own 
soul, the souls of his parents and kinsmen and of all the faithful dead, he gave and 
granted to the altar of Saint Michael the Archangel, situated in the parish 
church of the Holy Cross of the burgh of Striveling, on the north side of the 
same church, and to the perpetual chaplain of the said altar who shall be for 
the time and his successors perpetual chaplains celebrating at the said altar and 
for ever to celebrate in divine offices to God at the same, in pure and perpetual 
alms, all and whole his tenement with the pertinents lying within the said burgh 
on the north side of the High Street thereof near the habitations of the butchers, 
between the land of the late Thomas Tailyefeir on the east and the land of the 
late John Cellie on the west as it lies in front and back. To be held by the said 
chaplain and his successors (a me) from the granter and his heirs for ever, for 
payment to the King and his successors of the royal maill and to the perpetual 
chaplain of the altar of our Lady situated in the said parish church on the south 
side thereof and his successors, chaplains of the said altar who shall be for the time, 
an annual rent of 20 s. 4: d. Scots, and to the altar of St. Anne, the mother of our 
Lady, situated within the said church and to the chaplain celebrating divine service 
thereat and his successors, chaplains, an annual rent of 20 s. Scots at the two usual 
terms. Further he willed that the provost, bailies, councillors and community of 
the said burgh, should be patrons of the said perpetual chaplainry of St. Michael 
and that they should be bound to provide a chaplain on a vacancy without 
simoniacal pravity and in the fear of God, by way of simple gift or grant, and such 
chaplain should not require collation or institution ordinary in any way. Willing 



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further that none should be admitted to the said chaplaimy unless he had been 
actually ordained a priest and was sufficiently instructed in chant and literature, 
made personal and continual residence within the burgh and should devoutly say 
mass daily at the said altar and not elsewhere, saving infirmity of body; possess no 
other benefice with cure or without; and at all vespers, compline, matins and high 
mass to be celebrated with chant within the said church be personally present in a 
clean and decent surplice with the other chaplains there serving God chanting and 
doing service, from beginning to end of divine worship; should keep no conoubine, 
public or private, all on pain of deprivation. Further strictly charging the said 
perpetual chaplain once every year to make an anniversary to be celebrated by the 
whole choir of the foresaid parish church, at his expenses, for the soul of the 
granter. And the granter invoked the indignation of God against any of either sex 
who should presume to infringe his gift and will and beseeched all men to observe it. 
In witness whereof the granter subscribed, and his seal was appended, at the burgh 
of Striveling, 8 April, 1516, according to the computation of the Scottish Church. 
Witnesses : Duncan Forestare, knight of Carden ; Alexander Forestare, provost of 
the said burgh, Alan Stewart, Robert Fame, John Broune, Duncan Patonsoun, 
Robert Arnot, Aleaxnder Watsonn, burgesses of the said burgh; Sir Alexander 
Kowe, notary public ; James Crag and William Litstar. Which charter and gift, with 
the several rules and observances contained in it, the King, with consent aforesaid, 
ratified and in mortmain confirmed in all points, reserving the royal maill' from the 
said tenement and the suffrages of devout prayers of the chaplain and his successors. 
Witnesses : most reverend and reverend fathers in Christ James archbishop of 
St. Andrews, chancellor, Gawin archbishop of Glasgow, Gawin bishop of Aberdeen; 
the King's well beloved cousins, Archibald earl of Angus lord Douglas, Colin earl 
of Ergyle lord Campbell and Lome, John earl of Levenax lord Dernlie ; venerable 
fathers in Christ Patrick prior of the metropolitan church of St. Andrews, secretary, 
George abbot of the monastery of Holyrood, keeper of the privy seal ; the King's 
well beloved familiars John Campbell of Lundy, treasurer, and James Colvile of 
Vchiltre, comptroller and director of chancery. At Striveling, 16 November, 1525. 
(Seal awanting.) 

23. — Charter by John Brady of Estir Kennet and burgess of the burgh of 
Striveling, by which, in his urgent necessity to relieve himself from the censures of 
Holy Mother Church, for certain sums of money for which he had been involved, 
he sold and confirmed to the founded chaplains of the parish church of the Holy 
Rood of the foresaid burgh and their successors, an annual rent of ten shillings 



1531.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 197 

Scots to be uplifted yearly from his croft of land with the pertinents called the 
Berkhous Croft in the territory or liberty of the said burgh on the north side of 
the same, between the orchard and croft of the Preaching Friars of the said burgh 
on the north and east sides and the public street descending by the said friars and 
leading to the mill of the same on the west and south sides, at the two usual terms 
of the year, the feasts of Whitsunday and Martinmas in winter by equal portions, 
for a certain sum of money paid beforehand to him, in one whole and numerated 
sum, by an honorable man, Duncan Patersone, burgess of the said burgh, executor 
and sole intromitter with the testament and goods of the late David Greg, bequeathed 
by him for purchasing an anniversary for his soul and the soul of Jonet William- 
soun his spouse. To be held by the chaplains and their successors, from the 
granter his heirs and assignees, of the king and his successors in fee and heritage ; 
the said chaplains and their successors, for the soul of the said David Greg 
and Jonet Williamsoun and the souls of all the faithful dead, celebrating an 
anniversary on the day of his death, viz., saying a -placebo and dirige of nine lessons, 
with masses for the dead on the morrow in chant, honourably and decently as 
becomes; and that all the said chaplains be bound to be there present, and absent 
chaplains lose for that time their portion of the stipend. Dated at the said burgh, 
22 October, 1531. Witnesses: Walter Cosland, bailie of the said burgh, Duncan 
Patersone, Sirs John Gray, Thomas Wilsouu, priests, and Sir William Litstar, priest 
and notary public. (Signed) " Jhone Brade wt. my hand." (Seal imperfect.) 

24. — Charter by John Brady of Estir Kennet and burgess of the burgh of 
Striueling whereby he granted to the founded chaplains of the parish church of the 
Holy Cross of the foresaid burgh and their successors an annual rent of 20 s. Scots 
to be uplifted yearly from his croft of land with the pertinents called Hiltoun Croft, 
lying in the sheriffdom of Clakmannan on the north side of the bridge and water 
of Blak Dowan, between the lands of the lordship of Clakmannan on the west, 
south and east sides, and the common way on the north side, which James 
Redeheucht, burgess of the burgh of Clakmannan, then held in lease, in special 
warrandice and security of an annual rent of 10 s. Scots to be uplifted yearly from 
the tenement of land of the late John Offeris, butcher, lying in the said burgh of 
Striueling in the Myddill Raw on the south side of the High Street thereof, and 
of an annual rent of 10 s. Scots to be uplifted from his croft of land mentioned in 
the preceding charter; the said chaplains to have free regress to the said 20 s. of 
annual rent from Hiltoun Croft until they could peaceably possess the foresaid two 
annual rents according to the charters made thereupon. Sealed and subscribed at 



198 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix I. 

the burgh of Striveling, 24 November, 1531. Witnesses: Duncan Paterson, Sir 
John Gray, Thomas Wilsoun, chaplains, and Duncan Forsitlit. (Signed) "Jhone 
Brady wt. my hand." (Seal a wanting.) 

23. — Charter by Alexander lord Elphinstoun whereby he sold and con- 
firmed to a respectable man, Sir John Patersoun, canon of the Chapel Royal of 
Striveling, his fore tenement of land, under and above, in the burgh of Striveling, 
on the north side of the High Street opposite the market cross which was formerly 
called Murisland. for a certain sum of money paid to him. To be held by- the said 
John his heirs and assignees, from the granter and his heirs, of the King and his 
successors, in fee and heritage and free burgage for ever, for payment to the King 
of the royal maill and service within burgh, and all annual rents due from the said 
foretenement as half of the whole tenement. Further granting to the said Sir John 
Patersoun, his heirs and assignees, all his tenement of land back and fore with 
garden and pertinents in the burgh of Striveling in the Bakraw on the south of the 
High Street now inhabited by Isabella Rollok, widow, in special warrandice and 
security of the said fore tenement, by reason of life rent, etc. Dated at Elphin- 
stoun, 6 May, 1533. Witnesses : Henry Huntar, canon of the Chapel Royal, 
William Johnstoun his lordship's own chaplain; James Rankin, his servitor; 
John Alschindir and William Alschindir, brothers german and burgesses of the 
said burgh; and Peter Rollok servitor to his lordship. (Signed) "Alexr. Lord 
Elphynstoun." (Seal remaining.) 

26. — Instrument narrating that Sir James Nicholsoun, chaplain of the 
perpetual altar of St. Katherine, the virgin and martyr, founded in the parish 
church of the Holy Cross of the burgh of Striveling, passed to his fore tenement of 
land with the tofall tenement with the pertinents called the tenement of Saint 
Katherine lying in the said burgh on the south side of the High Street, and there, 
considering that the daily service at the said altar could not be sustained without 
supplement, to the praise of God Almighty, the most blessed Virgin Mary and all 
saints and St. Katherine the virgin, for the weal of his own soul and the souls of 
others, resigned his said fore tenement, viz., chambers upper and lower with the 
' tofall ' at the back with their pertinents, in the hands of Robert Arnot, then one 
of the bailies of the said burgh, from him his heirs and assignees in favour of the 
said altar for sasine to be given thereof in pure alms and mortmain reserving the 
franktenement to himself for his life. Whereupon the bailie gave sasine of 
the tenement to the said Sir James Nicholsoun, chaplain of the altar, in name and 
behalf thereof, for payment to Marion Bruce, her heirs or assignees, of 14 s. Scots 



1536-7.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 199 

yearly in name of annual rent. Done on the ground thereof, last of February, 
1536-7. Witnesses: Alexander Forestare, provost of the said burgh; John 
Forestare, bailie thereof, etc. Certified by William Litstare, priest of the 
diocese of St. Andrews, notary, and confirmed with the bailie's seal. (Seal 
awantiug. ) 

27. — Instrument whereby it is certified that in presence of the notary and 
witnesses an honorable man, John Forester, one of the bailies of the burgh of 
Striveling, at command of the provost, other bailies, and councillors of the said 
burgh, passed to a certain waste tenement lying within the said burgh on the south 
side of the High Street of the same, between the land of James Yair and John 
Mentetht on the west side, the land of John Thomson on the east side, the King's 
highway on the north side and the Bakraw on the south side ; and gave heritable 
sasine of the said waste tenement with the pertinents to a discreet man, Gilbert 
Maklellane alias Fergussoun, burgess of the said burgh, by delivery of earth and 
stone as use was, according to the tenor of the charter thereujion. Paying 
therefor, the said Gilbert, and his heirs, yearly, from the said tenement to the prior 
and convent of the Preaching Friars of the burgh of Striveling the sum of four 
shillings of annual rent at the two usual terms of the year, Whitsunday and 
Martinmas in winter, and king's maill and burgh service thence due and wont. 
Done on the ground of the said tenement, 20 December, 1541. Witnesses: 
William Forester, Duncan Forester of Ailmoir, Robert Tennand, Andrew 
Fergussoun, and others. Certified by John Graheme, notary public, and the 
seal of the bailie is attached. (Greater part of Seal remaining.) 

28. — Tack and obligation, written on indented parchment, whereby "Schir 
William Alschindir, chaplane and seruitour to my lord of Ergile, . . , settis 
and to male lattis to my louittis, Waltere Cosland, burges of Striueling, and Jonet 
Alschindir his spous, and to the langer levand of thaim twa, all and haill my land 
and tenement, bakside, foirside, vndir and abone, with the pertinentis, lyand within 
the said burgh on the northt part of the Quenis gait foment the mercat croce of the 
samyn, betuix the land of Schir John Paterson and vmquhile Robert Paulie 
on the west part on that ane part, the land of Dauid Forester of Garden on the est, 
the yard of the said Dauid and John Ker on the north part and the commoun 
mercat gait on the southt parte, quhilk laitlie I haue optenit fra the said Walter 
and Jonet be conquest of alienatioun, redemable vndir reuersoun, for all the 
space, yeris and termes, that the alienatioun of the said tenement standis with me, 
my airis and assignais, vnredemit lie thaim. . . . The saidis Waltere and Jonet 



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and thair subtenentis, gif ony thai mak thairin, sail yerelie vphald the said land 
with the pertinentia durin the said space watterteicht and laifand the samyn in all 
reparatioun and bigginis vndir and abone in all thingis als sufficient as tin' said 
tenement is presentlie now at thair entree in and thairto quhilk beginnand at the 
day of the dait heirof. Payand yerelie thairfor, the said Waltere and Jonet his 
spous and the langer levand of thaim twa or thair subtenentis, gif ony beis, to me, 
my aria or assignais, the sovm of twenty merkis vsuall money of Scotland at twa 
vsit termes in the yere, Witsonday and Martimes in wintir be evin portiouns, 
alanerlie ; and the said Walter and Jonet sail yerelie durin the said space releif and 
mak fre me my aria and assignais of the payment of all annuallis may be requirit of 
the said tenement be quhatsumeuir personis, except the Quenis male and seruice 
within burgh conforme to my charter alanerlie. And gif it sail happin the said 
tenement ony tyme within the saidis takis, or yit afore the said redemptioun, till 
cum ony maner of ruyne or skaith quhairthrow the samyn beis vnhabill till ansuere 
me yerelie of the saidis tuenty merkis male, or nocht be redemyt be thaim be 
wertu of my said reuersioun fra me my aris and assignais, in that cais the saidis 
Walter and Jonet his spous bindis and oblyssis thaim faithfullic thair aris and 
assignais be thir presentis to me my aris and assignais till mak the said land als 
sufficient in all thingis to the effect forsaid as it is now presentlie at thair entres 
thairto and ay and quhill the lauchfull redemptioun thairof without ony exceptioun 
of the law or priuilege thairof to be allegiitin the contrar heirof, the saidis Walter 
and Jonet, for thaim thair aris and assignais renunciand the samyn be thir presentis 
for enir." To the part of "this endentit assedatioun and obligatioun" remaining 
with the lessees Sir William " to hung " his seal and subscribed with his hand, and 
Walter Cousland did similarly with the other part'; and the two parts were inter- 
changed at Stirling, 12th July, 1546. Witnesses: "Alexander Alschinder in 
Menstre, James Robesoun, bailies of Striueling, George Vry, Gilbert Andirsoun, 
Patrik Forsith, seriand, Duncan Andirsoun and Schir William Litstar, notary 
public, witht vtheris diuers." (Signed) "Sr. William Alex b - wyth my hand." 
(Half of seal remaining.) 

29. — Charter by James Nycholsone, vicar of the castle of Striveling, 
whereby for the praise and honour of God Almighty, the glorious Virgin Mary, 
St. Katherine the Virgin and all saints, for augmentation of divine worship, 
and for the soul of a most illustrious Prince, James the fifth, King of Scots, and 
Magdalene, his queen and daughter of the King of the French, and all the granter's 
parents, benefactors, kinsmen and his predecessors founded at the altar of St. 



1555-6.] THE BURGH OF STIELING. 201 

Katherine, and of all the faithful dead, gave and granted to God Almighty, the 
blessed Virgin Mary and St. Katherine and to her altar founded within the parish 
church of the Holy Cross of Striveling and to a chaplain serving God and St. 
Katherine there, in divine service daily, his tenement back and fore, high and low, 
with garden thereof lying in the said burgh, between the tenement of Sir John Crage, 
vicar pensioner of the said parish church on the north side, the said church on the 
south ; also those two fore chambers with the waste piece of land behind between the 
tenement of John Brand on the west, of James Lang on the east, and of the late 
James Duncansone on the south ; and the annual rents following, viz., from a tenement 
of the late Archibald Spettall in the said burgh in the Dirt Raw vj s., from the 
tenement of the late John Wilsone in the Dirt Raw iij s., from a tenement of the 
late James Cunynghame of Polmais iiij s., from a tenement of the late William 
Duncansone xiiij s., from a tenement of the late James Cunynghame of Polmais 
xxxii s., etc. Reserving certain annual rents, viz., from the two foresaid chambers 
lying on the south side of the said burgh, to the chaplains, choristers of the said 
parish church, for the anniversary of Merion Bruce, of good memory, xiiij s., and an 
annual rent of nine shillings to the chaplain of St. Michael, also an annual rent 
of 13 s. 4 d. to the chaplains, choristers of the said parish church, for an anniver- 
sary of the granter at St. Katherine's altar, etc. To be held by the said altar of 
St. Katherine the Virgin and a chaplain serving thereat, in pure and perpetual 
alms, etc. Sealed with the granter's seal and the common seal of the burgh, at 
Striviling, 5 February, 1555-6. (Notarial copy.) 

30. — Instrument narrating that in presence of the notary and Avitnesses, John 
Donaldsone, grandson and heir of the deceased John Donaldsone, burgess of the 
burgh of Striueling, delivered to John Livingston, fiar of Kirkland, bailie in that 
part for Sir James Forrester of Torwoidheid, knight, a precept of clare constat 
granted to him by Sir James, superior of the mill aftermentioned, with consent 
of Alexander Forrestei', his son, and Sir John Murray of Touchadame, 
knight, and William Murray his son, for their interest, in favour of the said 
John Donaldsone as heir foresaid, in the mill of Gwnnerschaw, mill lands of 
the same, multures and sequels restricted thereto, and pertinents presently occu- 
pied by Walter Bayne, lying in the shire of Striviling, which were held of the 
said Sir James Forrester his heirs and successors in free blench for payment of 
one penny on the ground of the same at Whitsunday if asked. After the reading 
of which precept the said John Livingstoune, bailie in that part, delivered heritable 
state and sasine of the mill of Gwnnerschaw to John Donaldsone as grandson and 



202 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix I. 

heir foresaid, personally present and accepting the same, by delivery of the clap of 
the said mill and earth and stone of the ground of the said lands. Done on the 
ground of the same, 4 August, 1624. Witnesses: Robert Levingstoune of Wcstir 
Greinyaird, younger; Walter Bayne, elder in Gwnnerschaw, Walter Bayne, 
younger his son, and John Robicsone in Littill Denovanc. William Young, notary 
public. Registered at Sterling, 20th August, 1624, in "the third buik of my lord 
clerk register " conform to act of parliament. 

31. — Instrument narrating that in presence of the notary and witnesses 
Andrew Saudis, one of the bailies of the burgh of Stirling, at the request of 
Alexander Cowane, physician, procurator and on behalf of William Crystesoun, 
at the Bridge of Stirling, and of Margaret Ker, his spouse, specially constituted 
by their letters patent to the effect underwritten, passed to their tenements of land 
or houses, yards, kiln, and garden then occupied by them within the liberty and 
territory of the said burgh at the bridge thereof, formerly belonging to John Ker, 
great grandfather of the said Margaret Ker, heritably; and there the said pro- 
curator, for fulfilling of letters of disposition made by William Crystesoun and his 
spouse to a noble lord Alexander lord Fenton, resigned the tenements or houses in 
the hands of the bailie as in the hands of the king, superior thereof, by delivery of 
earth and stone of the ground, for new infeftment to be made to Lord Fentoun his 
heirs and assignees whomsoever. Which resignation being so made the bailie by 
virtue of his office gave sasine of the tenements of houses to Donald Campbell, 
servitor and attorny and in behalf of Lord Fentoun by delivery of earth and stone 
of the ground thereof. Done on the ground of the same 21 January, 1626. 
Witnesses : Robert Forrester of Quenshauche ; Edward Forrester, notary ; William 
Crystesoun at the mill of Inneralloun; George Lapslie at the Bridge of Stirling; 
and John Forrester, Serjeant of the burgh. John Williamsoun, notary. 

II. — Abstracts of some of the Documents contained in Fragments of 
Protocol Books. 
1. — Instrument narrating that in presence of a notary and witnesses compeared 
an honorable man, Malcolm Makclery of Garten, attorney of the most excellent 
princess Queen Margaret, and presented to an honorable man James Schaw of 
Salchy, sheriff of Striveline, a brieve or precept of the King for sasine to be given to 
the Queen, or her certain attorney in her name, of all and whole the King's lordship 
of Tulycultre, with the pertinents; whereupon the sheriff gave to the attorney, in 
name of the Queen, sasine and possession of the lordship of Tulycultre, with the 



1473.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 203 

pertinents, by delivery of earth and stone of the lands, according to the tenor of the 
brieve or precept of the King. Done at the principal messuage of the said land, at 
the tenth hour forenoon, or thereabout, on the 29th day of October, 1473. Present : 
Sir Symone Gray, vicar of the parish church of Tulycultre, Thomas of Cragingelt, 
Thomas Morgan, and others. 

2. — Instrument narrating that in presence of the notary and witnesses, 
personally compeared a discreet man master John Cant, chaplain, and nominated 
and ordained discreet men, masters Robert Cotis, Patrick Lange, Sir Robert Mure, 
chaplains, and James Allyrdes, clerk, his procurators and special deputies ; giving to 
them and any of them his power and special mandate to accept in his name any 
ecclesiastical benefice or benefices, with cure or without, within the diocese of 
Glasgow, vacant or to be vacant, to be bestowed on him by a reverend father in Christ 
John bishop of Glasgow, even though it should be a canonry and prebend of the 
cathedral church or duty of a parsonage ; and to require and crave collation, 
provision and investiture and real possession, and stall in choir and place in chapter 
in which such benefice might be; and to give for him the oath due and wont for 
observing the statutes, liberties and customs of the church, and any other oath which 
the order of law required. Done in the lodging of Adam Cosour in the burgh of 
Strivelin, 4th July, 1475. Witnesses : Adam Cosour, James Redhuch, John 
Gourlay, John Bolat, burgesses, and others. 

3. — Fragment of instrument referring to marriage of William [lord Grahame f) 
and Annabella Drummond, that the said William and Anabella knew no hindrance to 
their marriage nor had made contract before, but saying they wished spontaneously 
to complete the said marriage and gave their corporal oaths thereon on the Holy 
Gospels, the said Sir Alexander put the right hand of the said William in the said 
Anabella's hand and, per verba matrimonii de presenti, as use is, fully conjoined 
the said William and Anabella in nuptial covenant and contract of marriage, 
who in name of matrimony kissed each other. Whereon all and sundry John 
Drummond of G argil, father of the said Anabella, in her name craved instruments. 
Done in the parish church of Mothill at ten hours before noon or thereabout. Present, 
the said lord himself, and Thomas lord le Erskyn, Robert Douglas of Lochlevyn, David 
Grahame of Gargunnok, master Walter Drummond, Sir Andrew Drummond, vicar 
of Muthill, Robert Drummond of Ermor, Robert Grahame, Thomas Grahame, 
Mathew Forestar, Duncan Forestar, Walter Synison, William Chalmer and others. 
The beginning of the instrument containing the date is awanting, but the next 
consecutive entry in the protocol book is 26th November, 1479. [This fragment 



204 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix II. 

seems to relate to tbe marriage of William lord Graham, afterwards first Earl of 
Montrose, with Annabella Drummond, daughter of John Drummond of Cargill, first 
lord Drummond.] 

4. — Instrument narrating that, in presence of the notary and witnesses, com- 
peared a noble matron Eufamc Levyngstoun, relict of a late honourable man, Malcom 
Flemyng, son and heir of a late noble lord Robert lord le Flemyng, and presented the 
following precept : — "Robert of Abircrummy of that ilk, knycht and schireffof Pertht, 
to Johne Mackrone ane of the maris of the said scherefhlome, greting. Forsamekle as 
it is fund be a inquest that Malcome Flemyng, sone •vmquhile to the lord Flemyng, 
deit vestit and saysit as of fe of the landis of Cammisdrany and that Eufame, his spous, 
aw to haue ane racionable terce thairof ; quharefor I charge you stratly and commandis 
that ye pas to the saidis landis. begynnyngat the southt, and gewe to the said Eufame 
and knaw the said Eufame to the terce of the saidis landis, and this be na way ye lefe 
vndone, vnder all charge that efftyr my folow; the quhilk to do I commit to you 
full pover be thir my letteris gevyn vnder the sele of office, at Pertht, the penult day 
of the monetht of Nouember the yer of God j m cccc lxxix yeris." Which precept 
having been read the said John Mackrone, officer in that part, took it in his hands 
and personally past to the principal messuage of the said lands and by delivery to 
the said Eufeme of hesp and staple of the houses, and beginning at the south, gave 
and delivered to her her reasonable third part of the said lands, and recognosced 
her to the said third part and gave possession thereof as use is, in presence of Peter 
Cady, William Cochran and other witnesses. Done on the 1st of December, 1479, 
and 20th year of the reign of King James the Third. 

5. — Instrument narrating that, in presence of a notary and witnesses, compeared 
a worthy matron, Marion Malvene, relict of the late Robert Malcomson, burgess of 
the burgh of Striveline, and resigned in the hands of Thomas Cragingelt, one of the 
bailies of the said burgh, by overgiving of earth and stone, her tenement lying in the 
said burgh between the lands of the late John Richardson on the west, the land of 
the late Patrick Warinok on the east, and her tenement in the said burgh between 
the land of the late Patrick Wrennok on the west and the common vennel of St. 
Mary leading to the bridge of the said burgh on the east; and other tenements in 
the burgh. Whereupon the said bailie delivered sasine of the foresaid tenements to 
an honourable man Dauid Forsytht as heir and grandson of the said late Robert 
Malcomson his grandfather. Done on the ground of the said tenements, 11th 
December, 1479. Witnesses: Alexander Cunynghame of [L]eky, James Nory of 
Terbert, William Mane, Sir Robert Muir, rector of Glendovane and others. 



1479.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 205 

6. — Instrument narrating that James Scliaw of Salchy resigned his half and 
second part of a croft and barn which he held from William Richardson by- 
heritable right of the heirs of the late John Heyth in the territory of the burgh, 
between the land of Thomas Name on the north and the land of the altar of St. Mary 
the Virgin founded within the parish church of the Holy Cross on the south, in the 
hands of Thomas Cragingelt of that ilk, one of the bailies of the burgh, who gave 
sasine of the same to Adam Bully, burgess of the burgh. Done on the ground of 
the said croft, 18 December, 1479. 

7. — Instrument narrating that in presence of a notary and witnesses an honour- 
able man, William Symsone, one of the bailies of the burgh of Striveline, at command 
of the provost and other bailies, councillors and community of the said burgh, 
personally past to a tenement of the late John Patrick, baker, lying within the 
said burgh, in the Kirk Vennel of the said burgh, on the south side of the tenement 
of Henry Greg, and gave sasine of the same to a discreet man, Sir Richard Smythtson, 
perpetual chaplain of the altar of the blessed and glorious Virgin Mary, founded in 
the parish church of Striveline, in the north aisle of the same, in his own name and as 
procurator for Sir James Darow, perpetual chaplain of the altar of the Holy Cross 
of the said burgh, by virtue of a process led thereupon by the said chaplains in the 
four head courts of the burgh for default of payment of 15 s. due to the said chap- 
lains and their altars for certain terms bypast and not paid, by delivery of earth 
and stone, according to the tenor of the said process. Present : Duncan Forestare, 
provost ; Alexander Norton, one of the bailies of the said burgh ; Alexander 
Cunyngahame, of Auchinbowy ; Sir John Spens, chaplain and notary public ; John 
Crag, James Redhucht, Adam Bully; Sir Robert Symsone, Sir Alexander Fresare, 
chaplains, and others. — Nth January, 1479-80. 

8. — Instrument narrating that Patrick of Mentetht, son and apparent heir of 
Elene Lochaw, relict of the late James of Mentetht, with his friends and prolocutor 
Alexander Muschet, then dean of gild of the burgh of Striveline, compeared per- 
sonally before the provost, bailies, councillors and community of the said burgh, in 
the head court of the same held in the tolbooth thereof, and there set forth and 
declared that they and their friends were informed that the said Elene purposed to 
alienate and wadset certain annual rents and tenements lying in the burgh away 
from the said Patrick, her apparent heir, notwithstanding that the said annual rents 
and tenements [were granted] by the King to the lawful heirs of the said Elene, who 
had appeared elsewhere in a court of the burgh and declared that it behoved her, by 
real necessity to sustain her life, to wadset, and offering to wadset the same for that 



206 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix II. 

reason to her heirs and next friends ; whereupon the prolocutor in name of the said 
Patriek offered there in judgment to sustain and find food and clothing to the said 
EHene honourably and daily as John Menteth of Rathow with his wife was able, 
and as his wife was clothed, in the dwelling-place of the said John with her heir, and in 
his name offering and affirming the same ; and should the said Elen be unwilling to 
live with the said John and his spouse they offered to pay the said Elen for her 
sustenance yearly, during her life, ten marks in the burgh of Striveline, in considera- 
tion of the said rents and tenements not being alienated or wadset, and offered to 
find sufficient sureties in the burgh of Striveline; and if she refused or acted contrary 
thereto, the prolocutor protested that such alienation should be of no effect and should 
not prejudice the said Patrick and his heirs in time to come. 1 17th January, 1479-80. 

9. — Instrument narrating that Vmfrid Colquhoun of Lus, son and heir of the 
late John Colquhoun of Lus, knight, delivered a precept of sasine by John earl of 
Max lord of Gareaucht and lord superior of the lands of Estyr and "Westyr Sauling 
to "William Marsar, brother german of Sir Laurence Marsar of Mekillour, his bailie 
in that part, for sasine giving of the lands of Mekle and Little Sauling and mill 
thereof in the barony of Sauling and shire of Fyfe, who gave sasine thereof to the 
said Vmfrid Colquhoun. Done at the principal messuage of Sauling, 31 January, 
1479-80. And on 1st February following sasine is given to him of the Bordland 
Sauling on precept of sasine by Colin earl of Argyll lord Campbell and Lome 
directed to Thomas Erskene, son of Thomas lord le Erskene, his bailie in that part, 
who gave sasine to John Erskene attorney of the said Vmfrid Colquhoun. 

10. — Instrument narrating that in presence of a notary and witnesses compeared 
an honourable man Malcom Makclery of Garten, constable of the Castle of Striveline, 
in name and behalf of a noble lord Andrew lord Avandale, chancellor of the king- 
dom of Scotland and captain of the said castle, and, in terms of precept of the 
King contained in letters under his privy seal and subscription manual directed to 
the said lord chancellor, his captain of the said castle, and his constables deputes 
and keepers thereof, by overgiving of the keys of the said castle delivered the same 
with all apparatus and goods belonging thereto to noble and famous men, viz., master 
Alexander Inglis, provost of the collegiate church of Crichtoun, clerk register of the 
King, Sir Walter Davidson prior of Pettynvenie, Alexander Lesly of "Wardris, receiver 
general of the King and John Ros of Montgrenane, commissioners of the King in that 

1 For the old law regarding the sale of pro- Laws and Customs of the Burghs of Scotland 
perty in the circumstances narrated in this (Burgh Records Society), pp. 21-2. 
instrument, bco LegeaBurgorum, c.xlii. Ancient 



1479-80.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 207 

part. Which Castle, with the goods contained therein, the foresaid commissioners 
in name and behalf of the King received from the said Malcom Makclery, constable, in 
name of the said lord chancellor, by acceptation of the keys thereof, according to the 
tenor of the letters and mandate of the King; and being so delivered and received 
the lords commissioners delivered the keeping of the King's castle to an honourable 
man, Duncan Forestar, then provost of the burgh of Striveline, being sworn thereto, 
by delivery of the keys and goods of the same. Present : William Edmonstoun of 
Duntretht, James Schaw of Salchy, Archibald Edmonstoun, James Nory of Terbert, 
William Stewart of Baldovane, John Cellar of Greneyardis and others — 23rd 
February, 1479-80. 

11. — Instrument narrating that John Duncansone, burgess of the burgh of 
Strivelin, presented to the notary to be read an instrument taken by him in name 
of William Duncansone, his father, within the tolbooth of the burgh, on the grant 
of a certain annual pension of forty shillings to be paid to the said William by the 
provost, bailies, councillors and community of the said burgh yearly, out of their 
lands, in presence of William Symsone, then one of the bailies of the burgh, for 
audience of reading the said instrument and obtaining payment of one term of the 
said annual pension ; the reading of which the said bailie will not wait to hear or 
pay the said sum ; which things being done the said John Duncansone set forth and 
declared how he with his wife and children had come sundry times from Lethe to 
the said burgh for payment of the said sum, and set forth the sum of five nobles six 
shillings and eight pence Scots in his labours for his expenses, and could not get 
payment thereof; for payment of which principal sum and expenses the said John 
solemnly protested in name of his said father. — Done in the Marketgait of the said 
burgh, 24th February, 1479-80. Present: Sir John Cambus, chaplain, Henry 
Murray, John Bell, Fyllan Myll, Walter Hvny, and others. 

12. — Instrument narrating that Adam Cosour, burgess of the burgh of 
Striveline, broke, cassed and annulled the sasine of a certain tenement in the said 
burgh between the lands of the late John Heth on the south and Jonet Guide on 
the north, the sasine having been given, or more truly as he asserted, intruded by 
Malcom Forestar of Torwood, calling himself sheriff in that part, and taken by an 
honourable man Thomas Cocheran, by the breaking of a dish and casting the same 
with earth and stone beyond the bounds of the said tenement, protesting that the 
said sasine should not prejudice him or his heirs in time to come. Present: Thomas 
Cragingelt, one of the bailies of the burgh, Hugh Lawson, John Hvny, Andrew Bully, 
chaplain, and others. 2nd March, 1479-80. 



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13. — Instrument narrating that the said Adam Cosour resigned an annual rent of 
20s. out of a tenement in the burgh, between the lands of Gilbert Brady on the west, 
the lands of the late William Murray of Tulchadam on the east, an annual rent of 
10s. from the tenement of Duncan Thomson in the said burgh, between the land 
of Richard Smethtson on the west, the common vennel to the place of the Friars of 
the said burgh on the east, an annual rent of 10s. from the tenement commonly 
called the Trone land on the west side of the High Street leading to the port of the 
said burgh, by overgiving of one penny in the hands of Thomas of Cragingelt, then 
one of the bailies of the burgh j and thereafter the said bailie gave sasine of the 
annual rent of 20s. to a discreet man Sir Andrew Bully, chaplain, in name and on 
behalf of God Almighty, St. Anne the mother of the glorious Virgin Mary and her 
altar founded by the said Adam in the parish church of the Holy Cross of Strivelin, 
and in name of the perpetual chaplain of the said altar ; and of the annual rent of 
10s. from the tenement of Duncan Thomson, and the annual rent of 10s. from the 
Trone to the said Sir Andrew, chaplain, in name and behalf of God Almighty and 
the glorious Virgin Mary and her altar founded by the said Adam, and situated 
within the said church, and perpetual chaplain of the same and of the said St. Anne 
and her altar and chaplain foresaid, by equal portions, to be expended for reparation 
of the same and maintaining the lights thereat. Witness, Thomas Stewart, Andrew 
Morys, John Glasgw, and others. 2nd March, 1479-80. 

III. — Extracts from Fragmentary Council Records. 
21st October, 1561. 
Calsay,hevin. The counsall ordanis the baillies to tak certane honest men with thame and 

visie the calsay to the hevin, and quhair it misteris to advis and ordane quhow it 
salbe reformit. 
Mylnis. The counsall approvis the act maid of befoir for defence of the mylnis. 

4th November, 1561. 
Wyne. The consall ordanis that nane wyne be sauld derrar nor xiiij cl. the pynt, 

vndir the painc of confiscing oft the pece ; and that all tavernares sail all stamp 
thair stowpis vndir the said paines. 

12 th December, 1561. 
Wyne. The baillies and consall present for the tyme findis that the wyne is sauld 

furth of Johne Forester hous for xvj d. the point, notwithstanding the act befoir 
writtin, and thairfoir ordanis the said act to be put to executioun. 



1561.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 209 

15 th December, 1561. 
Anent the propositioun of James Striueling of the Keir, prouest of Striueling, Mylnia, Blak- 
anent the vptenyng of the burrow mylnis, witht the croftis, yairdis and landis, 
pertenyng sumtyme to the Blakfreris in heretage, to the commone gude of this tovn 
to remane thairwitht perpetuallie, for sic ressonable caussis tobe done to the 
Quenis grace plessour as may be convenit with hir Maiestie, the haile consall hes 
thocht the samyn expedient to be laborit, and to tak vpon hand thairfoir the biging 
of the park dike with sic other thingis [as may] maist easellie be convenit, etc. ; 
and to that effect hes ordanit commissioun tobe gevin. 

8th July, 1562. 

The counsel! being avisit with the charge and supplicatione giffin be the Chapellin, 
Queenis grace vpon the complant of James G[ . . . . ], chapellin, ordinis the act maltmen ' 
maid and gran tit be the counsell of befor to the said James to be fulfillit in all 
pointis ; and gif the maltmen falyeis ordinis tbam to be poindit for xij d., ilk day, 
for the said James sustentatioun. 

The counsall hes namit Johne Lecheman [and six others] to be auditouris of Townis 
the townis comptis for this instant yeir. comp is. 

16th July, 1562. 
The haill counsall oblist tham and become cautioun and souerty to Johne Mynister. 
Duncansoun, mynister of this brucht, to caus him to be payit yeirly of his stipend 
conform to the ordour tane and to be tane, and to remane to him laute now 
inlikmaner as thai wer oblist off befor to releif the lard of Garden of the samyn 
stipend. 

7th September, 1562. 

The baillies and counsall being present for the tym, haiffand consideratioun ofp uro f 
the silver pece tane fra Johne Forester as ane poind delyverit be him for breking hospitall. 
of the actis and statutis befor writtin for selling of wyne by the ordinance, ordinis 
fyfe li. to be tane of the said siluer pece and the samyn applyit to the cleything 
of the pwr of the hospitall, and to mak tham clokis or gownis theirwith insafar 
as the samyn extendis to. 

The baillies and counsall hes condiscendit that tua s. be gaderit of euery staig Staigs. 
conforme to vs and wont thir xx'y yeris bigan to be deliuerit to the thesaurare to 
mak compt to the tovn. 



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Wi October, 1562. 

Nomina Consulis : — James Stirling of Keir ; Alexander Forester of Garden, 
provest; Robert Forester, younger, James Watsone, William Derrocht, baillies ; 
Gawane Drumraond, Alexander Watsone, Robert Forester of Boquhan, Johne 
Craigingelt of that ilk, William Mcntctht of Randisurd, William Bell, Alexander 
Paterson, Robert Ramsay, Thomas Arnot, Duncan Forester of Arngibbon, John 
Forester of Logy ; John Duncanson, mynister. 

The merchandis : — Johne Lecheman, dene of gild, Robert Aleschunder, 
Alexander Duncansone, Johne Wallace, merchand, William Noruell, William 
Lowry, Johne Patersoun, James Gardinar, Alexander Ray. 

The craftismen : — Johne Makalexander, Thomas Cavnis, baxter, James Layng, 
maltman, Robert Scot, talyour, Alexander Gurle, skynnar, Johne Thomsoun, 
fleschour, Alexander Brown, wobstar, Robert Schort, cordinar, Johne Millar. 

The counsall has condiscendit and ordinit that the waist behind Thomas 
Carnis and William Gechtanis houssis in the Middill Raw be l-owpit and sett 
in few to tham that will gif maist thairfor, and the samyn be rowpit thre 



Quo die, Johannes Duncan, Andreas Campbell, Willelmus Monocht et Dauid 
Robesoun, electi sunt in seriandos et jurarunt. 

The counsall ordinis the thesaurer to caus mak four halbartis vpon the townis 
expens. 

The counsall havand consideratioun that thair is certane puir barnis greting 
and crying nychtlie vndir staiiis for fait of lugeing, hes grantit that olklie ane laid 
of colis be laid in to the almous hous for lugeing of the saidis puris during this 
winter tyme. 

It is statut and ordinit that na maner of persoun brew or mak traffik within 
this brught bot allanerly honest menis wyffis and widois, and thairfor ordinis the 
baillies to sers and seik the town and discharge the rest. 

2nd November, 1562. 

It is condiscendit be the counsall that all the stanis of Sant James Chepell be 
brocht to the vtility and proffit of the commoun werk, and that nane thairof 
be disponit to ony singular persoun except thai obtene licens ; and gif ony dois in 
the contrar to pay for tham. 

It is ordinit be the counsall that na settis be sett to ony persoun that hes takis 
of auld quhill thai pay fyrst the byrunnis. 



1562.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 211 

The counsall lies condiscendit that Thomas Carnis and William Gichaine haif Waist land 
the pece waist land in the Baikrow at the baksyd adiacent to their new foir lugeing l^nuai^ent 
for xl s. yeirlie of annuall to be payit to the thesawrar equaly betuix thame, and 
sail lewe the passage on the hie kingis gaitt lik as it is now in the baksyd equaly 
with the gavell of Dauid Bawegage and Andro Carnis. 

10th November, 1562. 

In presens of James Watsone and Williame Derroche, baillies, the settis Settis rowpit. 
rowpit within the burghe of Striuiling and sett them as followis : — 

The small custumis sett to Gilbert Watsone for ane hundreth auchtene merkis 
and ane half. Souerte, Alexander Gowrlaye. 

The geitt swoippingis sett to Alexander Gourlaye for fif tie twa merkis and half. 
Souirtie, Williame Derroche. 

The Watter of Forthe sett to James Robertsone for xx li. Souirte, Alexander 
Schortt. 

Kingis maill, gyrs maill and stallachan, sett to James Thome for v li. Souerte, 
Alexander Gourlaye. 

The fische skemmyllis sett to Robert Scott for vij merkis. 

The peckis sett to Johne Chalmer for xxv merkis and ane half. Souirteis, 
Rechert Kidstoun and Johne Richartsone, baxster, conhmctlie. 

The hevine silver remanis in the thesauraris handis. 

18th November, 1562. 
The prouest, baillies and counsall, being avisit anent the selling of wyne within Taverneris, 
this toun and anent the bill gevin in be the taverneris thairof, the saidis prouest, wyne. 
baillies and counsall, ordanis nay wyne within this toun be sauld derrar nor xx d. 
the poynt of auld wyne, vndir the payne of confiscatioun and escheitting of the 
pece of wyne that salhappin to be sauld. 

22nd December, 1562. 
The counsall hes ordinit that the mynister and William Noruell, thesaurar, Conventioun 
pas to Edinburgh to the conventioun of the kyrk vpon the xxv day of December of kyrk. 
instant vpon the townis expenssis. 

9th January, 1562-3. 
The prouest, baillies and counsall, except the dekinnis, hes condiscendit to Prenting 
len x li. to Robert Lakpreuik, prentair, for prenting of new bukis concludit be buk i s - 
the kirk, takand souerte in Edinburgh for repayment. 



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•26th February, 1562-3. 
Comptis. The persones chosin upon comptis : — Joline Lescheman, James Watsoun, Gawan 

Drummond, Robart Alexander, for merchandis ; James Laying, Thomas Carnis, 
Robart Schort, John M Alexander. 

8th March, 1562-3. 
Mylnis. The quhilk day, counsall being avisit, ratifyit the act befor writtin anent the 

defens and persute of the mylnis, and sail pas with him to court or to courtis,and assist, 
fortife and concur with him, and tak the burding vpoun thame of the said mater, 
and quhat expens be maid thairupon to be allowit in the thesaureris comptis. 

23rd April, 1563. 

John Anent Johne Grahemes buke of instrumentis of the tovn of Striueling and 

Grahemes certane euidentis and vtheris caussis concernyng the commoun wele of the tovn, 

instrumentis. and that the abstracting thairof fra the said Johne stayis and hinderis vther gude 

actis and notable dedis and infef tmentis to be insert in the samyn wordy of memory 

for the cotnmoun wele and for the wele of minouris in sic causis as concernis thame; 

thairfoir it is concludit be the counsall that the said Johne sail haiff his awin buke, 

and he sail caus mak ane new buke and write and register thairin and draw furth 

all things concernyng the tovn and commoun welthe thairof apon the townis expens, 

at the discretioun of the prouest and baillies, and siclik yeirlie in tyme cuming 

quhen ony thing occurris that sail tueche the commoun wele ; quhilk the said Johne 

hes acceptit and to be collationate betuix and Mydsymmir nixtocum, vndir the 

pane of ane hundreth li. In witnes heirof, the saidis prouest, baillies, and Johne 

Graheme hes subscriuit this act with thair awin handis. (Signed) John Grahem. 

2nd August, 1563. 
Tolbuith. The counsall ordanis the thesaurar to by tymmer and syllour the tolbuith, and 

to allow the samyn thankfully to him in his comptis. 

21th August, 1563. 
Auchmowty, The counsall, for certane motivis moving thame and for seruice done and to be 

gild fyne. done, hes grantit to Johne Auchmowty to rernett him the half of the gildis fyne for 

the toun pairt ; and ordanis him to content and pay to the thesaurar ten poundis ; 

and to aggre with the dene of gild and gild brethir for thair pairt. 
Gild fynes. And ordanis the remanent enterit for this yeir to pay conforme to the actis 

maid thairupoun of before. 



1563.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 213 

20th September, 1563. 

The counsale of the burgh of Sterling being convenit in the counsalhous thairof, Thesaurer. 
hes concludit to releif Williame Norwell, thesaurer of the said burgh, of the maillis 
of the Ruid Croft insafar as he hes intromettit with and maid compt thairof to the 
towneschip and auditouris of the comptis of the sauiin at the handis of Johne 
Stoddert and all vtheris havand entres. 

The prouest, baillies and counsale, present for the tyme, hes grantit to Alexander Patersoun, 
Patersoun for his guid seruice done and tobe done to the towne the sowme of f oure P ensioun - 
pundis money of yeirlie pensioun ; and ordanis the thesaurar present and tocuin to 
ansuer him of the samin termelie as effeiris. 

8th November, 1563. 

The prouest and baillies and counsall being present chesit the counsall of this Counsall 
instant yeir :— chesit> 

James Striueling of Keir, provost; Robert Forester, Gawan Drummond, 
Johne Leschman, bailies. 

William Derroche, Alexander Forester of Garden, Johne Craigingelt of that 
ilk, Robert Foster of Boquhan, William Menteth of Randisurde, Duncan Forester 
of Arnegibbon ; Alexander Paterson, procuratour iiskaile. 

Merchandis: — Alexander Ray, dene of gild, Robert Alexander, Andro Cowan, 
Alexander Duncanson, Johne Wallace, merchand, William Norvvell, Johne Paterson, 
James Gardner, William Lowry. 

The dekinnis : — Johne M Alexander, William Geiching, James Leischman, Thomas 
Lawsoun, Johne Hastie, Johne Robison, Johne Benny, Johne Hvtone, Archibald 
Smyth. 

The counsall ordinis the thesaurar to gif William Schang xl s. in almous and Almous. 
other fowrty s. to Johne Henry. 

\Qth November, 1563. 

Small custumis sett to Gilbert Watsone for iiij IX iiij merkis ; gett dichtingis sett Common 
to Alexander Gourlay for lij merkis ; pekis sett to John Huttoun for xiiij li.; Kingis § ood sett * 
maill sett to Andro Campbell for viij merkis ; Watter of Forth sett to the lard of 
Poilmais for xxxiij merkis vj s. viij d. 

20th November, 1563. 

The counsall present for the tyme hes concludit to send eist Robert Forester, Suspensioun 
younger, to purcheis suspensioun of hornyng purchest be the vicair, maister Alexander of hornyng. 
Chalmer, and Johne Stoddart. 



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14th December, 1563. 
Burgesses. The counsall hes grantit that na burges be acceptit nor enterit in tyme cuming 

bot sail pay xl s. to the tovn. 
Almous hous. Eor the almous hous : — Johne Lescheman, Gawane Drumniond, Johne M'Alex- 

ander, Johne Haistie. 
Expenssis to The counsall ordanis Alexander Patersone to be ansuerit be the thesaurar of 
Edinburgh. jjj s ex p enss i s to pas to Edinburghe for debaitting of the actioun intentit be Johne 

Stodhyrd and maister Robert Auchinowty, etc., and thairto stable procuratouris to 

ansuer for the toun. 

8th April, 1564. 
Price of wyne. The counsell ordennes that James Far and James Hog sell the wyne now presently 

being amangis thair handis for xx d. the pynt, becaus it wes cleirly onderstand that 
the said wyne was coft for xlij li. the tovn ; and gif the said persounis disobeyis and 
will nocht sell the samin of the price aboune wrettin that the bailyeis sail pas and 
mak opene duris and caus nychtbouris and wther resortis to hef it of the samine 
price, and gif thai contend that thay salbe dischargit to sell wyne for yeir and daye. 

8^ August, 1564. 
Brig of Tuli- The prouest, baillies and counsall, and gentill men present for this tyme, hes 

body. grantit all to contribut to the support of the brig of Tulibody, havand ane maister 

of werk to ressaue and gif compt and tobe taxt quarterlie to the sovm of ane 
hundreth merkis as the wark cumis fordwart and na vther way. 



3rd November, 1564. 

The provest, baillies and counsall, grantit tham to haif bocht fra Marioun 
Patersoun ane annuall rent of ten s., vsuall money of Scotland, yerly, to be vpliftit 
of all and haill the tenement of land pertening to Henry Cunynghame, quhilk is 
applyit to the hospitall of the said brucht ; therfor the saidis provest, baillies and 
counsall, oblissis thame and thair successouris to warrand the said Henry yeirly and 
ilk yeir of the said annuall and his airis at all handis quham it effeiris. 

The fische skemilis set to Thomas Norwell for 5 li. iij s. iiij d.; the hevin silueir 
set to James Ray for xxx s. ; the gait dichting set to Alexander Gourlay for liiij 
merkis ; the peckis set to Johne Hutoun for xliiij li.; small custumis set to Gilbert 
Watson for iiij xx vij merk vj s. viij d.; the Wattir of Fortht set to James Robesoun 



1564.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 215 

for xxxiiij merk ; the Kingis maile, gres maile and stallagin set to James Thorn for 
viij merkis ; the voltis occupeit be James Hog set to the said James Hog for xlij s. 

The prouest, Johne Oragingelt of that ilk. The counsall. 

Johne Leschman, Duncan Forester, and Gawain Drummond, Robert Forester, 
baillies of this yeir. 

James Striueling of Keir, Alexander Forester of Garden, Robert Forester of 
Boquhan, William Mentetht of Randesurd, William Derroche. 

Andro Cowan dene of gild, Alexander Ray, Johne Paterson, Robert Alexander, 
James Watsoun, Johne Admowtie, William Norwell, Johne Wallace. 

The dekinnis : — Johne M'Alexander for hammermen, Johne Millair for the 
baxtaris, Alexander Kincaid for maltmen, Johne Benny for the skynnaris, Robert 
Gvn for cordenaris, George Gardner for tailyeouris, Johne Thomsoun for the 
neschouris, Johne Hutoun for the wobstaris. 

5th August, 1594. 
The bailleis and counsale vnderstandand the necessetie of prouisioun of wynis Baptisme of 
to the Baptisme of the Prince to be shawn, and the f urnesaris of wynis hes bocht tlx ? P rmce ; . 
the same vpone verray hie prices, thairfoir the counsale licentiattis thame to sell 
thair Frenche wynis for vij s. the pynt fra this furth, provyding that the wyne 
sellaris within this burgh pers .... the cuming of the embassadouris. * . . . 

27th August, 1594. 
It is statuite and ordanit be the prowest, balleis and counsale, for setting doun Baptisme of 
of ane ordour for the pryce of chalmeris and bedding during the space of the tb ? Prince ; 
baptisme of the Prince, that is to say ane chalmer weill provydit in all necessaris, chalmeris 
honest in apparrell, everie bed being within the chalmer, fywe s. As alsua the and bedding, 
magistratis everie ane in thair awin quarter to pas throw the toun and to visie the 
sufficiencie of chalmeris and bedding ; and [if thair be] fund chalmeris and bedding 
in simple sort that the saidis chalmeris and [bedding] sail be sett at the discretioun 
of the magistrat of the quarter ; and quha refuissis [and charges] mair nor it is 
statuite be the magistrates to pay [ ... at the discre]tioun of the magistrat of the 
quarter. - 

1 The greater part of the leaf on which this 2 This act being written on the other side 
is written has been torn off, and the remainder of the same leaf as the preceding entry has 
of the act is thus made unintelligible. also been partly destroyed. 



216 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix III. 

2lst October, 1594. 
For the It is concludit be the counsale and ordanit that na persone this yeir bcand vpon 

counsale that compeiris not in counsale hous the hour quhairto he salbe warnit that 
they be poindit for ilk fait ij s. vnforgevin. And the absentis fra the hour, the 
balyeis dowbill and clerk dowbill wnlaw vnforgewin. And quha beis within the 
toun and compeiris nocht he salbe poindit for iiij s. 

28th March, 1595. 
Brighauch. The Brighauch being rowpit is sett for fyve yeirs to James Schorte with thir 

restrictionis following, * for the soume of fyf tie thre pundis yeirlie. 



Lowrie, act ; 



21st July, 1595. 
It is concludit be the counsall that Andro Lowrie sail remane in waird fra this 
disobedience <j a y a t X y houris to the morne at xij houris, and that for disobedience committit be 
him to Archibald Alschinder, baillie; and that he cume to that same place quhair he 
dissobeyit and thair era we forgiwenes of the said baillie for the said offence; and 
incaice the said Andro commit the lyk in onie tyme to cume he sail pay ten pund. 

29th July, 1595. 
For Edin- ^he counsale consentis and votis that Walter Oowane, burges of this burgh, 

missio'ner. salbe commissioner to convene at Edinburgh the first of August nixt, thair to treat 
vpon sic thingis as the haili commisioneris thair to be convenit sail think good. 

6th September, 1595. 
Staig syluer. Staig syluer sett to Archibald Smythe for tuelff poundis money; pledge, James 

Ramsay. 
Fair. Reuineous of the fair sett to Stewine Aikmane and Jhone Watsoun for ten 

poundis monie; pledge, Willeame Gillespie, maltmane. 

13th September, 1595. 
For Forester, The prouest, bailleis, and counsale ordanis, for the offens done be Jhone 

minister. Forester, maltman, and his dochter to the minister of this burgh, first in respect the 
said Jhone misvsit the said minister be geving of him of evill language, and nixt, 
seing the said Jhonis dochter cuttit and destroyit the said ministeris staff, that the 
said Jhone and his dochter sail be put in waird in the tolbuyth and thair to remane 
for the space of xlviij houris and forder thairefter ay and quihill the said Johne find 

1 The restrictions referred to are not inserted in the record. 



1595.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 217 

sufficient cautioun and souertie to satisfie sic actis and penalteis as the saidis prouest, 
bailleis and counsale, sail lay to thair charge, befoir thair cuming fnrth of the said 
waird. And the counsale dischai'gis the saidis bailleis of any taking of cautioun hot 
according to this act. 

lUh September, 1595. 
In presens of the prouest, bailleis and counsale. The quhilk day, Jhone Allane, Forester, 
baxster, become cautioun and souertie that Jhone Forester, his spous, and thair cail ti,^ 
dochter, sail nather truble, molest, iniure nor challange the minister nor nain of his 
directlie nor indirectlye heirefter, ilk fait quhairin thai or ony of thame salhappin 
to be fylit of, the said cautioner to incur and pay the soume of ten li. to be distri- 
bute to the poor toties quoties. And the said Jhone Forester oblist him to releif 
his said cautioner of the act abone writtin and panes specifeit in the same. 

6th October, 1595. 

Jhone Murray of Touchadame, prouest. Provost. 

Archibald Alexschunder, Walter Cowane, James Schor'te, Jhone Miller, chosen Bailies. 
in bailleis for this yeir. 

The same day, Jhone Muschet, dark, resauit and suorne. Clerk. 

Counsale for this yeir of God j m v c four scoir fyftene : — Council. 

For merchantis : Duncane Paterson, dene of gild ; "Walter Neische, Jhone 
Donaldson, Robert Alexschunder, Andro Cowane, Jhone Patersone, Jhone Scherar, 
James Gardner. 

For craftismen : Robert Robertson, alias Tennent, convener ; Jhone Hender- 
son, baxster; Alexander Dawson, tailyeour; Thomas Reid, flescheour; Jhone 
Gichane, cOrdiner ; Alexander Broun, wobster, skynner ; Jhone Layng, maltman, 
convener ; Jhone Cuthbert, skynner. 

Omni gadderum : Robert Cragingelt of that ilk, Robert Forester of 
Boquhan; Jhone Mersheall, Thomas Michell, litsteris. 

10th October, 1595. 
George Nicoll, cordiner, admittit in burges, hes sworne, lies payit iiij li ; com- Nicoll, 
perit with his hagbut, steilbonet and sword. 



burgis. 



13th October, 1595. 
In presens of the prouest, bailleis and counsale, Thomas Cowper enterit in burges, Burgesses. 
hes sworn and payit iiij li. Dauid M'Ley, tailyeour, receavit in burges at the desyr 
of the prouest gratis. 



CHARTERS RELATING TO 



[Appendix III. 



2lst October, 1595. 
Council. In presens of the counsall, being conuenit. 

Burges. Walter Mayne is enterit burges and gild, and suoirne more solito and sail pay 

xx li. Pledge, John Donoldsoun, and he to releiw his cawtioner ; and armit with 

hagbit, steilbonett and snord. 
Lopslie, Colein Lopslie, eldest soine of George Lopslie, is enterit burges, and sail pey 

\1 s ; and lies hagbit and steilbonet, and is suoirne more solito. Pledge, Johne 

Layng. 
Forester, Thomas Forester in Brigend, lawfull soine of vmquhile George Forester in 

burges. Sckiphawghe, is enterit burges and suorne more solito, and has payit xl s. 

Fair. Reuenowis of the last fair sett to Johne Cudbert for nyne poundis. Pledge 

George Norwell thesaurer. 

27th October, 1595. 
Waists fcued, The counsale agreis that James Stenesone sail haif sevin elnis east and west 

enesone. fra his warkhous end, and nyne elnis south and north at the west end of his hous, 

and that of the gait now lyancl waist ; for the quhilk he sail pay [blank]. 
Kynros. The counsale condiscendis that Patrik Kynros haif the few of the pece waist 

betuix the twa pilleris nixt wast of Walter Hogis choip for payment of vj s. viij d. 

be veil- ; and ane baillie to gif seising heirupone. 
Schorte. The counsale condiscendis that James Schorte haif the few of ane pece waist 

and chop quhilk was occupeit be the maister masoun for payment of viij s. be yeir; 

and ane baillie to gif seising heirupone. 

10th November, 1595. 
Sett of com- Peckis sett to Stenye Rytchie for xliiij merk, the ane half thairof payit and the 

mon goo . yjfosg i ia lf thairof at Witsounday. Pledge, Jhone Crawfuird, ilk fault ten pound at 
the counsallis discretioun. The said Stenye takand for ilk peck twa penneis, and 
«if it be within ane ferlet of aittis ane pennie. To be in nvmber fyftie peckis; and 
he and his cautioner obleisis thame to delyuer the saidis peckis at Mertymes 
nixtocume and to pay ten schillingis for ilk peck that inlaikis of the saidis fyftie 



The watter of Fortht set to Alexander Young, baxster. Plaige Andro Cowane 
for xxxviij merkis. 

Kingia Maill, gers maill and stallange, set to William Norie for viij li. x s. 
Plaige, Walter Watsone, tailyour. 



1595.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 219 

Fesche skammellis set to James Wolsone for iiij li xl d. Plaige Walter Sett of com- 

mon good. 
Cowane. 

The burning imes set to William Admane, baxster, for iiij merkis. 

Gait dechtingis set to Arsbald Smyth for viij xx iiij merkis ; plaige, James 
Ramsay; with the lytill wolt. 

Small customis set to Stene Akmane and Johne Craft urd for vj xx vj merkis ; 
plaige Arsbald Smyth. 

2ith November, 1595. 

The counsall being convenit, efter sufficient tryall takin with the selleris of Candill. 
candill hes funclin the taweche bocht for xxxviij s., and thairfoir and in consideratioun 
of the derthe of victuall hes ordenit the candilmakeris to sell sufficient candill for 
xxxiiij d. the trois pound. 

Efter resoning anent the officeris ties and thair inhabiliteis to serve as they Officers, 
wor wont, etc., thairfoir and for guid seruice heirefter, and that they sail beir thair 
halbertis dewle at all' tymes and daylie, they hawe concludit the fowre officeris to 
hawe ten poundis yeirlie, to witt, ather of thame fyftie schillingis. 

Archibald Allane, wreatter, enterit in burges and gild f relie gratis, lies suorne Allane enterit 
more solito, for the quhilk he sail trawell in the ministeris effairis vpoun the townis ■ lcl . m B iuister _ 
expenssis for the space of four yeiris nixt heirefter. And failyeing of his diligence 
heirintill this act to be null. 



Wth December, 1595. 

Ordanis the thesaurer to pay four pundis monie to the agent of burrowis for Agent of 
persute the werkmen in clachannis and savorcoilis ; and it salbe allowit be the 
counsale. 

Jhone Donaldson, merchant, burges of this burgh, grantit him to haif ressauit Hospitale. 
fra the maisteris of the hospitale the soume of ane hundreth merkis, quhairwpon 
befoir Witsonday nixt he sail mak the hospitale sufficient securitye for ten merk 
the hundrethe. 

2§th January, 1595-6. 

It is condiscendit be the haill counsall that the soume of ane hundreth merkis Minister, 
salbe tane for proffeit to the minister ay and quhill the ministeris stipend be 
gadderit in, quhilk the counsall ordanis to be done with diligence, and to pay the 
yeirlie proffeit thairof furth of the commoun guid; and failyeing of the said soume 
to be had for proffeit as said is to tak sua mekle of the commoun guid during the 



220 



CHARTERS RELATING TO 



[Appendix III 



Anent the 
hychting of 
the pwpat. 



Council. 
Thesaurar. 



lQth February, 1595-6. 
r The haill inaltnien within this brucht is convict for the transgrcsing of the last 
" ordinance and act maid anent the selling of malt, beiring that it sould not be 
liesnme to thanie to sell onie malt sen the last ordinance darrer nor ten pondis the 
boll quhill they sould haue meanit thame to the counsall, except Thomas Forrester 
and Jhone Scott and Alexander Thomsoun ; and thairfoir ordanit ilk ane of thame 
to be poyndit for four pondis to be vnforgewin, and to remane in waird quhill the 
sauiyne be payit ; and siclyk to sell the boll in tyme cuming for xvj merkis quhill 
thei meane thame selffis to the counsall wilder the paine foirsaid. 

The haill counsall ordanes to tak sua mekle 1 of the commoun guid as will 
satisfie for the hychting of the pwpat. 

Sth March, 1595-6. 

At Sterling, the aucht day of Mercht 1595, in presens of the bailleis and 
counsall. 

George Noruell ressauit thesaurar for this present yeir. 



19th March, 1595-6. 

Council. At Sterling, the xix of Merche 1595, in presens of the prowest, bailleis and 

counsall. 

Commis- Robert Alexander chosine for commissioner to the assemblie to be convenit in 

sioner, assem- nJ . , , 

blie. Edinburgh. 

Sth April, 1596. 

At Sterling, the ix day of Apryill, 1596. 
Baksteris. The prouest bailleis and counsale annullit and dischargit the act maid in the 

baxsteris fauouris in Nou ember the yeir of God j ,n v° four scoir four yeiris, in 

respect it is notour to thame that they haif contrauenit the said act. 
Minister. The counsale condiscendis that the minister haifT ane hundreth merkis of the 

reddeast of the commoun good of this burght for helping of him of this yeir in 

respect of the darth thairoff. 
■Wy ne _ The counsale ordanis that na wyne be sawld derrer nor vij s. iiij d. quhill 

the couusale be forder advysit, vnder the pane of x li. 



v pondis" deleted and "sua mekle" substituted. 



1596.] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 221 

30th April, 1596. 

The liaill counsale orclanis and decernis that in cais Andro Liddell, tailyeour, in For Liddell, 
ony tyme heirefter mak truble or dissobey the magistratis of this burgh, and beis ^^sTratif 
ordourly convict thairfoir befoir the saidis prouest and bailleis, that he then and in 
that cais tyne his fredome and be banist this burgh during the will of the saidis 
prouest and bailleis ; becaus the said Andro is convict this day befoir William Hen- 
derson, constable depute, in his a win blood, throw trubling of Robert Robeson, alias 
Tennent, pewderar. 

The prouest, bailleis, and haill counsale hes gevin the ansuer to the minister For the 
that they will tak sic ordour as in thaim lyis efter thair power agane the nixt yeir muus er - 
for ane helper to him in his doctrene as thair abeletie will permit, with the ministeris 
avyse. 

10th May, 1596. 

Walter Cowane, bailyie, chosune and electit be the counsall to be direct in com- Commissioner 
missioner to the conventioun presentlie appontit to be haldin at Edinburgh the xx oconven 10U < 
day of Maij instant. 

The thrie woltis set to James Vre, Dauid Nicoll, and Mergrat Alexander, ilk The woltis 
wolt for sex pondis. 

Uth May, 1596. 

The counsale ordanis the thesaurer to get furth off Lynlythgw ane just forlett Forlettis. 
and ane pek, vpone the expensis of the burgh, with diligence. 

Uth June, 1596. 
Walter Cowane ordanit to be commissioner at Abirdene ; and the thesaurer to Commissioner 
pay his expensis accordinglie. for Abirdene - 

IQth July, 1596. 
James Bog, seruitour to his Maiestie, enterit in burges and gild, hes sworn, Servitor to 
and that as ane that mareit Issobell Norvell, dochter eldest to vmquhill Johne ^ s ; ik i urges 
Norvell, burges of this burch, hes payit xxvij d.; plegeforwyne and wax, Alexander 
Cowsland. 

30th July, 1596. 
The haill counsale condiscendis and decreis that na wyne be sauld derrer within For wyne. 
this burgh nor viij s. iiij d. vnder the pane of v li. for ilk fait that contrauenis. 

Duncane Paterson, dene of gild and burges of this burgh, band and oblist him Toun of Ster- 
to satisfie to Jhone Tailyefeir, massoun, the soume of ij° pundis money for beitino- lin S> Tailye- 

.„ . ° feir. massoun 

of the brig ot Inneralloun within terme of law ; and the haile counsale ordanis the 



3 feir, massoun. 



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[Appendix III. 



thcsaurer of the said burgh to ansuer the soume of fyftie merkis for the said 
Duncanis releif?', lyik as they oblist tbame to freyth, releif, and kepe skaythles the 
said Duncane of the act abone writtin and haill pointis, articlis and claussis thairof, 
at all handis haifand enteres. And forder sail seik the presbeterie, for releif of j c 
merkis of the said first soura of ij c li., and consentis that executoriallis pas as effeiris. 

llth August, 1596. 

For Falkland; The haill counsale condescendis that Jhone Patersoune pas to Falkland and thair 

Isksmen" 8 to treat wit ^ ms ^^a-iestie and rest of burrowis anent the proclaniatioun direct be his 

Hienes for raising of men of weir and paying of monie to that effect for repressing 

of the Ilismen. And ordanis the thesaurer to satisfie him his expenssis quhilk salbe 

allowit to him in his comptis. 

7th September, 1596. 
Staig Silver. Staig siluer sett to James Ramsay for xij li. Plege, Archibald Smyth. 

Fair. Reuenewis of the fair sett to Stene Aikman for x li. Plege, James Ramsay. 

2ith September, 1596. 
Commissioner Jhone Patersoun and Archebald Alschunder, baillie, ordanit to serue for com- 

missioners appointit to pas to the conventioun to be haldin at Dumfermbling the 
xxviij of this instant. 
Kinross, Malcome Kinros, saidler, enterit in burges, and hes suorne more solito, gratis, 

urges ' for sustentationn of the barnis of vmquhill Dauid Kinros his father and guid mother. 

ith October, 1596. 
Provost. Jhone Murray of Touchadame, prouest. 

Bailies. Bailleis: — Walter Cowane, Archebald Alexshunder, James Schorte, Jhone 

Miller. 
Cl er i£. Johne Mwscheit resauit clerk and sworne for this yeir, more solito. 

Council. Jhone Donaldsoun, deane of gild; Duncane Patersoun, Robert Alexander, 

Androw Cowane, Walter Neische, Jhone Schearar, William Ayssoun, Jhone Patersoun. 
For the craiftmen: — Robert Robertsone, convener; Jhone Henderson, baxster; 

James Allane, flescheour; Alexander Havin, skynner; Andro Thomeson, tailyeour; 

Robert Houstoun, cordiner ; Moreis Ewyn, wobster ; Duncan Patersoun, visitour of 

maltmen. 
Malt. Malt, ten pundis; aill, xviij d. 

Wheat. Quhyte, auchtene merks, and the pace accordinglie. 

Tauche. Tauche xxxvj s. the stane ; the pund of good and sufficient candill for xxx d. 



1596 .] THE BURGH OF STIRLING. 223 

21st October, 1596. 

The counsall concluidis that the prowest, Archibald Alexander, and Walter Mylnis. 
CWane, bailleis, and Robert Robesoun, alias Tennand, pewderar, pas to Thomas 
Erskeine of Gogar, and thair treat and commoun with him concerning his pretendit 
rycht of the mylnis and landis within this brught, vpoun sic conditiounes and 
restrictiounes as salbe set doun to thame be the connsall. 

Rewynwies of the Latter Fair sett to Stewyne Aikmane for aucht pondis Latter fair, 
monie. Pledge, Archibald Smyth. 

25th October, 1596. 

The counsale all in ane voce fand and ordanit that the malt mycht be sauld for Malt, aill. 
x li. the boll, with consent of the convener of the maltmen, and aill xviij d. the 
pynt, vnder the pane of v li. for ilk contrauentioun. 

10th November, 1596. 
Peckis set to Stewin Richie for fyfte merkis; wattir of Forthe set to Duncan Common 
Patersone for twentie twa pundis; Kingis maill, girs maill and stallage set to gooi: ' 
Johnne Hoge for viij li. ; gait dichtingis sett to Archibald Smyth for twa hunderyit 
and ten merkis; hsche skemmillis sett to Johnne Young for viij li. ; small customes 
set to Stewin Aikman and Johnne Craufurd for sevin scoir merkis, with' libertie 
to tak twa pennyeis of the laid and twa pennyeis vecht ; the carkage beif j pennye 
and the muttoun ane half pennye. 

22nd November, 1596. 
Duncane Patersone ressauit thesaurar for this yeir and lies sworn. Thesaurer. 

ith December, 1596. 
The counsale ordanis Robert Alexschunder to travell and treat with the maister Commissioner, 
of werk, William Schaw, anent the almoushous, and to obtene his rycht thairoff, gif almoushous - 
it in him lyis. 

31si! January, 1596-7. 
The counsale hes ordanit Robert Alexschunder, Jhon Patersoun, Jhone Hender- Firlettis, jug. 
soun, baxster, and William Gillespy, maltman, to mett the firlettis with the jug the 
morne ef ter prayaris, and to report the sufficiency of the mesour. 



224 CHARTERS RELATING TO [Appendix III. 

4th February, 159C-7. 
Firlcttis. The counsale ordanis Robert Alexschunder, Jhono Patersone, Jlionc Hender- 

sone, baxster, and William Gillespy, maltman, with advyse of James Stencsonc, 
maltman, to talc to Edinburgh with the iirlettis, with ony vther quhom they picas to 
appoint, and that vpon Monunday nixt be x houris befoir nvne. 

2\st February, 1596-7. 

Walter The haill counsall lies condescendit and appointit Walter Cowane, baillie, com- 

Cowane, com- m i ss i ner for the conventioun appointit to be haldin at Perth the last day of this 

. J 

instant, and ordams the thesaurer to satisfie his expenssis. 

Malcolmc Efter waird of court, Malcolme Burne in Gogar is enterit nychtbour and burges 

urne, urges NV j t j^ n ^ s lj^gh^ as immediat eldar brother to wmquhile George Burne; hes suorne 
more solito and payit four pondis monie. 

list March, 1596-7. 
Walter Walter Cowane, baillie, is electit commissioner to convene with the rest of the 

Cowane, com- comm issioneris of burrowis at Edinburgh the first of Apryll nextocume, and als to 
missioner ; ° r J 

almoushous. treat and commoun with William Schaw, maister of work, for the almoushous within 
this brught. 

2nd May, 1597. 
Cowane, com- Walter Cowane ordanit to be send in commissioner to Dundee, conforme to 

missioner. ^ g j^j n „^ s m i ss i vej anc i the thesaurer to satifie his expenssis. 

Flescheours. James Allane, deakon of the flescheouris, being accusit for abusing of the owtland 

flescheouris in takyn of four penneis for ilk yong vaill enterand within this burgh 
to be sauld [and thairby] contrauening the auld vse obseruit in sic cassis, confessit the 
[breking] of the said auld vse and thairfoir become in the counsalis will for the same. 
And in cais any contrauentioun salbe maid heirefter be ony of the deakonis that is 
or salbe heirefter, the first fait to be xx li., and sua furth ilk fait xx li., to be payit 
to the prouest and bailleis to the common vse of thame as they sail think gud. 

Followis the ordinance: — Ane penny, twa scheip; ilk cow, ane penny; ilk twa 
yeir auld and yeir auld vaill, ane penny; ane sowcand vaill, ane penny; twa lambis, 
ane penny; twa kiddis, ane penny; the breking of ane cow, twa s.; the breking of 
ane greit and small vaill, with oxin, ane sowyne, ilk pece ourheid, twa s. And that 
nane brek the premissis bot freemen, and that sufEcientlie, equalie and justlie, [and 
that at] the tyme the nychtbouris desyris thame, and that in cais the deakon failye 
heirin lie to be poindit for x li. for ilk fait, the same being tryit. And that na 



1597.] THE BUKGH OF STIRLING. 225 

landwart flescheour sell nor brek ony flesclie befoir aught liouris in the morning vnder 
the pane of fourty s. for ilk fait. 

James Allane convict in xl s. vnlaw. 

The counsale ordanis the wapinschaw to be this day xx dayis and the toun to Wappin- 
be in thair best array the xxiij day of Maij instant. 

13th May, 1597. 
In presens of the bailleis, James Wilsoun, swordslipper, is enterit in burges ofSympsoun, 
this burgh, is sworne and pay it four pund. uiges. 

25th July, 1597. 
The counsall ordanis euerie day twa nychtbouris at the brig and twa at the Pest ; 
port, and to abyd thairat euerie day fra fywe houris in the morning to aucht houris ^eegaxis 
eftirnvne, daylie, during the space of the brutt of the pest, and that for outhalding 
of outland begeris. 

2nd September, 1597. 
The counsale ordanis that na persone within the toun, nather nychtbour nor Pest, 
vther, cum within the samyn bot at the porte or brig, vnder the pane of x li. ilk 
fait, and that thai bring sufficient testimoniall quhair they wer the day of befor 
and obtene the bailleis licence or thai cum in. And siclyik that nane within this 
burgh ressaue ony stranger within thair houssis bot first thai schaw the same to 
ane of the bailleis and get thair licence thairto. 



INDEX 



INDEX. 



Abbotshude, lands of, 75. 

Aberbrothock, charter by abbot aud convent 
of, of lands in Stirling, 11-14; lodging and 
entertainment of abbot, monks, &c, of, 12. 

Abercromby (Abircrumby, Abircrummy). 

David, sub-dean of the chapel royal, 

grant by, to St. Michael's altar, 195. 

James, abbot of the monastery of Scone, 

195. 

John, 187. 

Sir Robert of, sheriff of Perth, 204. 

Aberdeen, commissioners sent to, 221. 

Gilbert, bishop of, chancellor, 29 ; 

William, bishop of, 57, 58, 60, 64, 66, 67, 71 ; 
Gavin, bishop of, 196. 

Abernethy, lord, 99. 

charter by canon of collegiate church of, 

to altar of St. James in Stirling, 49-53. 
Accounts of burgh audited in exchequer, 15-17. 

(See Auditors.) 
Acheray, Sir John of, 184. 
Adamsone, John, 50. 
Adamsoun, Hew, 53. 
Admane, William, 219. 
Admowty, John, 215. 
Aids, King's, payment of, 8, 17. 
Aison (Aissone, Aisoun, Ayson, Aysone) : 

Alexander, 188. 

David, 192. 

John, 53, 56; bailie, 187, 188. 

Sir John, chaplain, 189. 

Sir Thomas, chaplain, 185. 

Walter, bailie, 102. 

William, merchant, 222. 

Serjeant, 79. 

Aikman, Sir James, chaplain, 190, 191, 192, 
193, 194. 

Stevin (Stene), 216, 219, 222, 223. 

Aitkin, John, 87; bailie, 191, 193; burgess, 194. 



Aitoun, William, 190. 

Alanson, George, 189. 

Albany, Robert, duke of, governor of Scotland, 
charter by, to St. Michael's chapel, 27 ; Mar- 
garet and Muriel, wives of, 27. 

Ale, price of, 223. 

Alexander II., King, grant by, to burgesses of 
Stirling of merchant guild, weekly market, 
&c, 5-9; do. of freedom from toll and 
custom, 9 ; confirmation by David II. of 
charters by, 17-19 ; privileges granted by, 
to burgh, 116 ; confirmation by Charles I. of 
charters by, 117, 118, 126, 128; Stirling 
erected a royal burgh before clays of, 116. 

Alexander III., King, charter by, to abbey of 
Cambuskenneth, 10. 

Alexander (Alschinder, Alexschunder). 

Alexander, in Menstrie, bailie, 200. 

Archibald, bailie, 216, 217, 222, 223. 

Christopher, merchant, 111. 

Elizabeth, 106. 

John, 86, 198. 

Jonet, 199. 

Margaret, 221. 

Robert, merchant, 210, 212, 213, 215, 217, 

220, 222, 223, 224. 

William, burgess, 198. 

Sir William, chaplain and servitor to Lord 

Argyle, 199. 

Allan, Archibald, grant by, to burgh, of alms- 
house, 108-112, 119, 120; grant by Sir John 
Schaw to, of chaplainry, 119. 

Archibald, writer, admitted burgess, 

219. 

— — James, deacon of fleshers, 222, 224, 225. 

-John, 191, 192; baxter, 217. 

Alloun, water of, 104. 
Allyrdes, James, clerk, 203. 
Alms given by town council, 213. 



230 



Almshouse, tenement of, 86. 

lodging poor children in, 210; members 

of council for, 214, 
commissionerto treat with William Sohaw 

for his right to, 223, 224. 

grant by Archibald Allane and John 

Schaw to burgh of, 108-112, 119, 120; 
foundation of, by Sir William Edmond, 
109; conversion of, into minister's manse, 
119; chaplainry of, given by Sir John Schaw 
to Archibald Allane, 119. 

Alsunnour, John, 192. 

Altarages, property of, bestowed on burgh, 93. 

(See Parish Church, altars in.) 
Altrie, lord, 167. 
Amenity of Stirling, 116. 
Andersone, (Audersoun). 
Duncan, 200. 

George, preceptor of Spittell's hospital, 

176, 177. 

Gilbert, 200. 

Andrew, John, rector of Mukart, 186. 
Angus, (Archibald) earl of, (1495), 54; (1525) 

196; (1584) treasonable proceedings of, 106; 

(George, 1494), 36. 
Anne, Queen, 178, 179. 
Anvil and stock thereof given to chaplains of 

parish church, 188. 
Arbroath. (See Aberbrothock.) 
Archibald, James, 106, 112. 

John, 112. 

Argyle, resort of people from, to Stirling, 116. 

Archibald earl of (1495-1505), 54, 64, 

66, 71; (1678) 171. 

Colin earl of, 196, 206. 

Archibald marquis of (1641), 125. 

. ■ Lord (1546), 199. 

Arnecomrie, 108, 119. 

Arngibbon, 210, 213. 

Arnot, Robert, 192, 196, 198; bailie, 78. 

Thomas, councillor, 210. 

Arous, John, archdeacon of Glasgow, 34. 
Arran, earl of, 167. 



Assembly. (See General Assembly.) 
Assize in presence of King's Council, 14. 
Athole, John marquis of, 171. 
Auchinbowy, 187, 205. 
Auchmowtie, Alexander, 111, 112. 

John, 212. 

master Robert, 214. 

Auchnoule, 99. 100. 

Auditors, lords, decree by, as to fishings, 53-4. 

of town's accounts, 209, 212. 

Auld Park, grant by James IV. of, to burgh, 

69-71; confirmation of, by Charles I., 132. 

(See Park.) 
Auldcorn, John, 185. 
Avandalc, William earl of, 34. 
Avane (Even), water of, 104, 122. 

lord, '(Andrew), chancellor, 206. 

Avon, lord, 167. 

Axtkynson, Sir Thomas, chaplain, 42. 

Ayr, sheriff of, 10. 

Badenach, lord Gordon and, 99. 

Bailies, power of choosing, 120, 138, 169, 170; 

punishment for disobedience to, 216, 221. 

(See Elections of Provosts, &c.) 
Bavins, poor, 210. 
Bakraw, 51, 86, 198, 199, 211. 
Baldovane, 207. 

Baldowkie, Thomas I.youn of, 106. 
Balfoure, Sir James, of Pittendreich, 99. 
Ballat, Tour de, 88. 
Balliol, Henry of, chamberlain, 9, 11. 
Balquidrock, two yearly fairs to be held on 

lands and barony of, 179, 180. 
Baptism of Prince Henry, 215. 
Barclay, Alexander, notary, 111, 112. 
Bastard, gift by King Robert II. of property 

of a, 183. 
Baverage, Alexander, 75. 
Bawenis Croft, 91. 
Bawegage, David, 211. 
Baxter, David, 187. 
Baxters, annulling act formerly granted to, 220. 



Bayne, Walter, 201, 202. 
Bechat, Gilbert, burgess, 185. 
Beggars, outland, not to enter burgh, 225. 
Bell, John, 207. 

Margaret, 88. 

William, councillor, 210. 

in, Sir John, of Auchnoule, 99, 100. 
i, John, 53. 
Benneis, William, 50. 
Benneis (or Bennet's) Croft, 69, 132. 
Benny, John, skinner, 213; skinner, 215. 

William, 185. 

Berkhouse Croft, 197. 

Berwick, dwelling place in, 2. 

Bigerakis, Thomas of, 20. 

Black, Dowan, bridge and water of, 104, 197. 

Black Friars. (See Friars, Dominican.) 

Boat, service of, for ferry, 24. 

Bog, James, 221. 

Bolat, John, burgess, 185, 203. 

Bonare, William, comptroller, 36. 

Books, payment for printing, 211. 

Borthwick, William lord, 36, 54. 

Bothwell (Boithuile), James earl of, 99. 

Patrick earl of, 54, 66, 71. 

(Bothuele) Margaret, 191. 

Boyd (Boide) Robert lord, 38. 
Boyde, Robert, 42. 
Brady (Brade). 

Alexander, 185. 

Gilbert, 88, 192, 207. 

John, 25; burgess, 184; of Easter Kennet, 

burgess, 196, 197, 198. 
Brand, John, 201. 
Brazier, Thomas the, 20. 
Brechin (Patrick), bishop of, chancellor, 18, 

19. 

(George), bishop of, 36, 38. 

master John Spaldyne, dean of, 185. 

Brechin, James, 54. 

Brethirtoun, George of Crechtoun of, 57, 190. 
Brewers, honest men's wives and widows only 



Bridge of Stirling, hospital of St. James near, 

26; maintenance of roadway at, 37, 38; 

lands lying near, 50 ; maintenance of, and 

of causeway leading to, 116, 120, 122, 154; 

table of customs of, 123, 151-6; croft at end 

of, 140, 158, 162; highway leading to, 193; 

tenements at, 202. 
Bridgehauch (Brighauch), 139, 157, 158, 161 ; 

let of, 216. 
Bridgemill (Brigmill), 91. 
Bridgend, 26, 218. 
Bridges, contributions for, 214, 221. 
gerakis, Thomas of, burgess, 20. 
Brown (Broun, Broune). 

Alexander, webster, 210, 217. 

John, 86 ; dean of guild, 189 ; alias 

Swyne, 189; burgess, 190, 192, 196. 

Sir Patrick, chaplain, 189. 

Brownscroft, 140, 158, 161. 
Brown yards, 91. 
Brouster, Alexander, 44. 
Bruce (Bruis, Bruus). 
Robert of, 3. (See Robert I. and 

David II. 

Robert the, 67, 73. 

Marion, 198, 201. 

Thomas, provost, 1 12, 1 14. 

Brume, John, burgess, 20. 

Buchan, lord of, 29. 

(Boquhan), 210, 213, 215, 217 ; Buquhan, 

102. 
Bully (Bulle). 
Adam, 47, 187 ; burgess, 205 ; gift by, to 

Holy Trinity altar, 186. 

Sir Andrew, chaplain, 207, 208. 

David, 190. 

Duncan, archdeacon of Dunblane, 46. 

master Duncan, rector of Kynnel, 186. 

John, 191 ; bailie, 190. 

Sir Thomas, founder of the Holy Trinity 

altar, 186. 
William, chaplain, grant by, to Malcolm 

Fleming of a tenement, 41, 184, 185. 



232 



Burgesses, privileges of merchandise by, 7, 8, 
120, 121, 13S, 139; oath administered by 
commonwealth of England to, 1G9, 170; 
admission of, 214, 217, 218, 219, 221, 222, 
224, 22.">. (Sec Stirling, Burgh of.) 

Burgh, erection of Stirling into royal, before 
the days of King Alexander, 116, 124; 
erection of, de novo, 120, 137, 159; lands 
incorporated with, 157, 159; farm duty pay- 
able for, 22, 123, 126. (See Stirling, Burgh 
of.) 

Burgh, John of, annualrents given by, to St. 
Laurence's altar, 23 ; tenement belonging 
to, 24 ; service of masses for soul of, 25. 

William of, 9. 

Burgh Court. (See Court. ) 

Burgh maill or farm, grant from, to abbey of 
Cambuskenneth, 10 ; accounting to ex- 
chequer for, 15. 

Burgh meadow, 140, 157, 161. 

Burgh mill (Borowmill) 87, 91 ; croft near, 50. 

Burgh muirs, old and new, 139, 157, 161. 

Burghs of barony not to be erected within two 
miles of Stirling, 173-4. 

Burghs, Four, parliament of, to be held at 
Edinburgh yearly, 35. (See Convention of 
Burghs.) 

Burne, George, 224. 

Malcolm, in Gogar, burgess, 224. 

Burning of town, 36, 47, 117. 

Burning irons, 219. (See common good, set 

of.) 
Burying ground. (See Cemetery.) 
Butchers, habitations of the, 195. 
Bute, Sir Donald of, dean of Dunblane, 29. 
Byset, Walter, 9, 11. 

Cady, Peter, 204. 

Caithkin, Thomas, judiciar, 187. 

Caldarc, John, 189. 

Calf skins, 32. 

Callendar, Robert, of Maner, 77. 

Callenter, John of, fisher, 20. 



Calsay, roadway called the, 37. 

Cambridge, earl of, 167. 

Cambrnn, Hugh of, 9. 

Cambus, Sir John, chaplain, 207. 

Cambusbarron, 176. 

Cambuskenneth, abbey of, charter by King 
David I. to, 4 ; grant by Alexander III. to, 
from burgh ferm of Stirling, 10; lands of, in 
Stirling, 12; duties payable to, 16; fishings 
belonging to, injured by burgesses of Stir- 
ling, 20; grant by King Robert III. to, 
of St. James' Hospital, 26; fishings to be 
enjoyed by abbot and convent of, 54; sub- 
mission between abbot and convent of, and 
burgh, as to fishings, 57-8 ; decree pro- 
nounced on submission, 58-60; burgh to 
prosecute abbot and convent of, as to 
fishiugs, 66-8 ; prosecution by abbot and 
convent of, against bailies, &c, 75 ; road 
leading from Stirling to, 91; dues payable 
to earl of Mar as succeeding abbot of, 123 ; 
confirmation by commendator of, to Spittell's 
hospital, 134; lands lying near, 140, 157, 
161 ; Adam, commendator of, 134. 

abbot of, (Henry), 55, 57, 58, 59; (Alex- 
ander), 75. 

land of, 5. 

Cammisdrany, lands of, 204. 

Campbell and Lorn, lord (1479), 206; (1501-5) 

64, 66, 71; (1525) 196; (1641) 125. 
Campbell, Andrew, 210, 213. 

Donald, 202. 

John of Lundy, treasurer, 196. 

C'amroun, Andrew, 189. 

Candles, prices of, 219, 222. 

Caudles of Paris, 13. 

Cangnoir, Alexander Erskin of, 90. 

Cant, John, chaplain, 203. 

Cargill, John Drummond of, 203, 204. 

Carmichael, Sir James of that ilk, 125. 

Thomas, vicar of Stirling, 69, 132. 

Carnis, Andrew, 211. 

Thomas, 210, 211, 212. 



Carrick, earl of (John), steward of Scotland, 
22, 25, 183. 

Carroun (Carrone), water of, 14, 1C4. 

Castle of Stirling, treasonable taking and de- 
tention of, 107; residence of kings at, 116, 
124; lands lying near but beyond precincts 
of, 141, 158, 162 ; keeping of, 206 ; Col. 
John Erskine, lieutenant governor of, 179; 
charter dated at, 29. 

chapel of St. Michael in, 27 ; James 

Nycholsone, vicar of, 200. 

Castle wyndorvennel, 43, 50, 86, 187; adjudi- 
cation of property in, 43. 

Castlehill, lands lying under, 141, 158, 162. 

Catherine, St. (See Parish Church, altars in. ) 

Cavertoun, lord Ker of, 167. 

Cellar, John, of Greenyards, 207. 

Cellie, John, 195. 

Cemetery, 86; lands lying near, 140, 158, 162. 
(See Parish Church. ) 

Cesfurd, lord Ker of, 167. 

Chalmer, Alexander, vicar, 213. 

John, 211. 

■ William, 203. 

Champayn, Radulph of, 9. 

Chancery, director of, 124, 167, 196. 

Chapel Eoyal, 195, 198; brieves of, 63. 

Chapels and chaplainries, grant by Queen Mary 
of, to burgh, 93-97. (See Parish Church, 
altars in.) 

Chaplainry, grant of, for behoof of the poor, 
108-12, 119. 

Charles I., King, signature or warrant for 
charter by, to burgh, 116-23; charter of 
confirmation by, to burgh of all charters, 
possessions, &c, (for particulars see table of 
contents), 124-67. 

II., King, charter by, to burgh, confirm- 
ing properties, and privileges of markets and 
fairs, 171-4; charter by, confirming lands of 
Southfield to Spittell's Hospital, 175-8 ; 
protest of Stirling against infringement of 
privileges in charter by, 180. 



Cheese, grant of, to Abbey of Cambuskenneth, 
5. 

Choir in Parish Church, building of, 71-73. 

Church property, grant by Queen Mary of, to 
burgh, 92-99 ; sasine in part of, given to 
Mongo Graheme, 101 ; confirmation of, by 
Charles I., 132, 133, 141, 142. (See Parish 
Church.) 

Churches in Stirling, grant to Trinity Church, 
Dunfermline, of two, 2 ; grant of, by Queen 
Mary to burgh, 92-99; charges of, 96. (See 
Parish Church.) 

Churchyard. (See Cemetery.) 

Clackmanan, 197; mill of, 10; sheriffdom of, 

Clerk of burgh court, appointment of, 89. 

Clerk, town, election of, 217, 222. 

Clerk, Sir John, chaplain, 188. 

Sir Patrick, chaplain, 190. 

William, notary, 58. 

Cloth, trading in, by strauger merchants, 
7, 17, US, 127; making of, except by 
burgesses, forbidden, 8, 17; dyers not to 
buy, for sale, 80, 82; against unfreemen 
trading in, 84. 

Clydesdale, marquis of, 167. 

Cochran, Thomas, 207. 

William, 42, 204. 

Coistesoun, Nicholas, 86. 

Cokburne, 174. 

Coling, Sir Thomas, chaplain, 192. 

Colling, land and wood of, 5. 

Colquhoun, John, of Luss, 206. 

Umfrid, of Luss, 206. 

Colville, James, of Uchiltre, comptroller, 196. 

Common good, set of, '211, 213, 214, 216, 218, 
219, 221, 222, 223. 

Commonwealth of England, agreement by 
burgh of Stirling to be incorporated with, 
168; authority by commissioners of, for 
electing magistrates and officers, 16S-170. 

Comyn (Cumyn), Walter, 9, 10, 11. 

Coney skins, 32. 



Convention of royal burghs, commissioners to, 

216, 221, 222, -2-24 ; remit to, to settle priority 

of certain burghs, 103; payment to agent 

of, 219. (See Burghs, Four.) 
Convention of kirk, commissioner to, 211, 

(See General Assembly.) 
Corntoun, Mure of, and William his brother, 

fishers, 20. 
Coslaud (Cowsland), Alexander, 221. 

John, 192. 

Walter, .bailie, 197; burgess, 199. 

Cossour, Adam, 203, 207. 

Alexander, 51. 

William, 87, 1S8. 

Cotis, Robert, 203. 

Council, King's, 14, 20, 67, 73; decree of, as 

to fishings, 54-5; deliverance of, as to un- 

freemen, 84. 
Council, town, power of choosing, 120, 138, 

169, 170; fines for absence from meetings 

of, 216; extracts from records of, 208-25. 

(See Elections of Provosts, &c.) 
Courts, burgh, 22; adjudication in, for default 

in payment of annualrents, 42-46, 186, 187, 

205; clerk of, appointed, 89. 

sheriff, holdingof, 62, 63, 145. (See Sheriff. ) 

Couslaud, Walter, 176. 

Cowane, Alexander, of Wester Polmaise, 

mortification by, to hospital, 1 35. 
, physician, 202. 

Andrew, 213; merchant, 217, 218, 222; 

dean of guild, 215. 

Walter, 219; burgess, 216; bailie, 217, 

221, 222, 223, 224. 

Cowane's Hospital, confirmation by King 
Charles I. of, 120, 134, 143, 159, 163; morti- 
fication by Alexander Cowane to, 134. 

Cowper, Thomas, burgess, 217. 

Cowy, Andrew, 75. 

John, 53. 

Craftsmen, act agaiust, using merchandise, 82, 
83. (See Merchandice ; also Elections of 
Provosts, &c.) 



rohn, 87. 

John, of that ilk, councillor, 210, 213; 

provost, 215. 

. Robert, of that ilk, 217. 

Thomas, of that ilk, 48 ; bailie, 187, 188, 

203, 204, 205, 207, 20S. 
Craig (Crag, Crage). 
Alexander, 87; burgess, 189, 192; bailie, 

192. 

David, 87, 192. 

James, 196; chaplain, 56, 190, 191. 

• ■ Sir John, chaplain, 201. 

John, 44, 48, 50, 51, 53, 205 ; bailie, 187. 

Thomas, 44, 50. 

Craigie, Sir Thomas Wallace of, 174. 
Cragorth, multures of, 16; annualrent from 

lands of, to St. Michael's chapel, 27. 
Craigs. (See Easter Craigs.) 
Crauford, Reginald of, sheriff of Ayr, 10. 
Crawford, John, 218, 219, 223. 
Creichtoun, lord, 99. 

(Creichtoun) George, 86; George of, of 

Brethirtoun, 57, 67, 73, 190. 

James, chaplain, 190. 

lord, (William), chaucellor, 34. 

Crichtoun, collegiate church of, 206. 
Cristall, Alexander, 44. 
Cristine, Richard, son of, 11. 
Cristini, John, canon of Dunblane, 1S4. 
Crom (Crum), Donald, 192. 

James, 189. 

Cross, market, sasine taken at, 100. 

Cross, Holy, Church of, 50. (Seo Parish 

Church.) 
Crown duties payable by burgh, 12, 123, 166. 
Cruives and fishings, injury to, by burgesses, 20. 
Crystysone, Richard, canon of Abernethy, 

charter by, to altar of St. James, 49-53 ; 

masses on day of obit of, 52. 
(Crysteson) William, bridge of Stirling, 

202. 
Cudbert, John, 218. 
Culpcr, Thomas, 193. 



Culros, lands of convent of, 12. 

Cultir, George of Schoriswode, rector of, 34. 

Cummyrnald, 88. 

Cunyng skins, 32. 

Curry, Richard, 51. 

Cnnynghame, Adam, 114. 

Alexander, of Auchinbowy, 187, 205; of 

Leky, 204. 

Sir Alexander, of Polmais, sheriffship of 

Stirling belonging to, 61; resignation there- 
of within burgh by, to Stirling, 61, 112, 113; 
charter by, to Robert Erskine annulled 
as regards sheriffship within burgh, 113-5. 

Henry, 214. 

James, 187; of Polmais, 201. 

John, 174. 

Robert of Polmais, 113. 

Robert, clerk and notary, 188, 192. 

Custom, freedom from, on goods, 9, 18, 19, 
118, 119, 128 ; oa salt and skins, 32, 131. 

new, receipts and outlays of, 16, 17. 

small or petty, grant of, to burgh, 21 ; 

petty, of salt and skins, 33; confirmation 
of, 120, 129, 138, 164; tables of, 122, 148-9; 
power to levy, 120, 13S, 144, 179; table of, 
at shore and harbour, 151-3; reference in 
parliamentary proceedings to, 168. (See 
Common good, set of.) 

Custumars of Stirling, accounts of, 16, 17. 

Cuthbert, John, skinner, 217. 

Dalkeith, commissioners of commonwealth at, 

170. 

lord, 99. 

Dantzick knappill, 153. 

Danyelston, John of, 18, 19. 

Darnlie (Dernlie) lord, 71, 196. 

Darow, Sir James, chaplain and notary, 42, 

185, 186, 187, 205. 
Darrocht, Sir James, chaplain, 86. 

Duncan, 86. 

(Derrocht) William, bailie, 210, 211; 

councillor, 213, 215. 



ison (Dawson), Alexander, tailor, 217. 
ison, James, 48. 

- William, 190. 

David I., King, charters by, to Trinity Church, 
Dunfermline, 1, 2; to abbot of Dunfermline, 
3; to abbey of Holyrood, 3; to abbey of 
Cambuskenneth, 4, 59 ; custom in time of, 8, 
118, 128. 

-— Queen Matilda, wife of, 2. 

David II., King, confirmation by, of charter 
to Stirling of weekly market, &c, 17, 18; 
confirmation by, of charter as to tolls and 
customs, 18, 19; precept by, as to fishings 
belonging to abbey of Cambuskenneth, 20 ; 
confirmation by Robert II. of gifts by, to 
St. Laurence's altar, 23 ; grant to St. 
Michael's altar for weal of soul of, 27 ; 
confirmation by Charles I. of charters by, 
118, 119, 128, 129; decreet of parliament in 
time of, as to fishings of Cambuskenneth 
abbey, 59. 

Earl, 6, 9, 10. 

David, William, 24. 

Davidson, Robert, 53. 

- Sir Walter, prior of Pittenweme, 206. 
Deaconsof crafts. (See Elections of Provosts, &c. ) 
Deanofguild, 84. (See Elections of Provosts, &c.) 
Deane, Richard, commissioner of common- 
wealth, 170. 

Death, punishment of, 146. 

Denovane, Little, 202. 

Dirt Raw, 201. 

Dominicans. (See Friars, Dominicans.) 

Donaldson, John, 201 ; merchant, 217, 218, 

219; deanofguild, 222. 

Nicholas, 190. 

Donypace, 59, 67. 

Douglas, Sir Archibald of, 22, 25, 183. 

(Archibald), earl of Angus lord, 196. 

Sir James of, injury to Stirling by, 37. 

earl of (William), 18, 19, 183; (James), 22; 

(William), 34. 
John, burgess, 190. 



Doulgas, Robert, of Loehleveu, 203. 

Dovanc (Hack Dowan] water of, 104, 197. 

Dovecot of John Bully, 191. 

Draper, no litster to be a, S2. 

Dreghorne, James, 75. 

Drew, Duncan, 75. * 

James, 75; Thomas, 189. i 

Drilaw, John of, 12; William his son, 12. 
Drummond, Sir Andrew, vicar of Muthill, 203. 

Alexander, 1 1 2. 

Anabella, marriage of, 203-4. 

Gavin, councillor, 210, 212, 214, 215; 

bailie, 213. 

John lord, 54. 

John of Gargill, 203, 204. 

Macolm, canon of Duublane, 184. 

Robert of Ermor, 203. 

Walter, dean of Dunblane, 57, 58, CO, 67. 

master Walter, 203. 

Dumbarton, accounts given in to exchequer 
at, 15, 1G. 

Dunbar, Gavane of, dean of Murray, 57, 58, 
GO, G6, 67; archdeacon of St. Andrews, 71. 

Dunblane, cathedral church of, 184, 185, 186; 
dean of, 29 ; Duncan Bully, archdeacon of, 
46; Walter Drummond, dean of, 57, 58, 60, 
67; Robert bishop of, 184; diocese of, 102. 

Duncan, John, 210. 

Duncanson, Alexander, merchant, 210, 213. 

James, 8G, 20G. 

John, minister, 209, 210; treasonable 

proceedings of, JOG. 

John, burgess, 207. 

Nicholas, 192, 195. 

. Robert, 192. 

Thomas, 75. 

William, 207. 

Dundee, question with, as to priority, 103; 
commissioner sent to, 224. 

Dundonald, William, carl of, 171. 

Dunfermline, burgh of, dwelling-house in, 1 ; 
charters dated at, 2, 71 ; lands of Friars 
Preachers near, 91 ; convention at, 222. 



Dunfermline, church of Holy Trinity of, grants 
by King David I. to, 1,2; indentures between 
abbot and convent of, and burgh of Stirling, 
for building choir in parish church, 71-3; 
grants to abbot of, 3, 16; John abbot of, 18; 
James, abbot of, 71,72. 

lordships of, 1. 

Dunkeld, bishop of, (John), chancellor, 22, 25, 
183; (Thomas), 36. 

Du'ntretht, 207. 

Durie, Sir Alexander Gibson of, 167. 

Dyers, act against, buying or selling cloth, 80, 



East Port, 87. 

Easter Burn, 139, 157, 161. 

Easter Craigs, 139, 157, 161. 

Easter Kennet, 196. 

Ecclesiastical property, grant of, by Queen 
Mary to burgh, 92-99; confirmation of, 132, 
133, 141, 142; sasine in part of, given to 
Mongo Graheme, 101. 

Edinburgh, 67, 73, 74; dwelling place in, 2; 
grant to Holyrood from rents of, 4; charters, 
&c, dated at, 10, 34, 36, 53, 54, 57, 60, 71, 
75, 80, 85, 92, 99, 103, 105, 129, 178, 179, 180, 
183, 185; parliament of Four Burghs to be 
held at, yearly, 35; commissioners sent 
to, 211, 213, 214, 216, 220, 221, 224; office 
of sheriff within burgh of, 62, 112, 146; 
markets and fairs enjoyed by burgesses of, 
145, 150. 

JCdmond, Col. Sir William, foundation of alms- 
house by, 109. 

Edmonsone, James, 102, 

Edmonstoun, Alexander, preceptor of Spittell's 
hospital, 175-8. 

Archibald, 207. 

William, of Duntretht, 207. 

Eglynton, Hugh of, 18, 19. 

Elders, advice of, in building hospitals, 95. 

Elections of provosts, bailies and councillors, 
210, 213, 215, 217, 222. 



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Elphinston, lord, (Alexander), 42-40; charter 
by, to chapel royal, 198. 

Alexander, prosecution of, as to fishings, 

73, 74. 

Sir John, of that ilk, 74. 

England. (See Commonwealth of England.) 

Ergyle. (See Argyle.) 

Ermore, lands of, 186; Robert Drummond of, 

203. 
Erskine (Erskin, Erskyne). 
Alexander, of Cauguoir, grant by Friars 

Preachers to, of their lands, 90-92. 

John of, burgess, 20; John, 206. 

Col. John, lieutenant governor of Stirling 

castle, 179. 

Robert of, 18, 19; Sir Robert of, 183. 

■ Robert, decree annulling pretended gift 

of sheriffship to, 112-5. 

Sir Thomas of, 22, 24, 25, 

Thomas, son of lord, 206. 

Thomas, of Gogar, 223. 

lord, (John), 90, 99, 113, 114, 115; 

(Thomas), 36, 38, 203, 206. 
Erskine and Garioche, lord, 113. 
Ertht, William of, knight, 29. 
Eufamia, Queen of Robert II., masses for soul 

of, 25. 
Evingsoun, Alexander, 87. 
Ewing (Ewin, Ewyn) John, 75. 

Moreis, wobster, 222. 

Robert, 75. 

Ewison, Duncan and Walter, 75. 

Exchequer, accounts of burgh audited in, 15- 

17 ; account of escheated merchandice to be 

made to, 81, 83. 
Executioner, Robert the, 20. 

Faber, Gilbert, burgess, 20. 

Fair, grant by James II. of new, 30 ; confir- 
mation of, by Charles I., 130; change of, 
from 14th September to 22ud October. 

Fairs, common, grant of, 120; four, to be held 
yearly, 122,143-5; double customs in time of, 



149; no annual, to beheld within two miles 
of Stirling, 171-4; act of parliament appoint- 
ing two yearly, in December and January, 
178-9; grant of two yearly, to be held on 
lands of Balquidrock, 179; protest by 
Stirling against same, 179. (See Common 
Good, set of. ) 

Fairbairne, William, 106. 

Falkland, charter dated at, 108 ; commission- 
ers sent to king at, 222. 

Far, James, 214. 

Fame, Robert, 196. 

Fat of beasts, grant of, to Trinity Church, 
Dunfermline, 3. 

Fenton, lord, (Alexander), tenements at bridge 
resigned to, 202. 

Fergussoun, Andrew, 199. 

Gilbert, 191, 199. 

Ferme, burgh, granted to burgesses in, 21, 22. 

Ferny, James, 80. 

Ferrour, Matthew, 24. 

Fersithtson, John and Thomas, 185. 

Ferry, grant of, and of croft, to St. Laurence's 
altar, 23. 

Feu-duties payable by burgh to crown, 22, 
123, 166. 

Fife, lands in shire of, 206. 

Robert, earl of. 

Fife and Menteith, Robert earl of, 22, 25, 27, 183. 

Fingasc, 54. 

Finlay, sutor, bailie, 15. 

Fire raisings, 36, 47. 

Firlots, procuring of, from Linlithgow, 221 ; 
jug to be measured with, 223; commission- 
ers to take, to Edinburgh, 224. 

Fish skemmils. (See Common Good, set of.) 

Fishers, names of, who injured Cambuskenneth 
fishings, 20. 

Fishing, draught of net for, granted to Holy- 
rood, 4. 

Fishings, grant of, to abbey of Cambuskenneth, 
4 ; injury by burgesses to, belonging to Cam- 
buskenneth abbey, 20 ; decree by lords 



auditors as to, belonging to burgh, 53-4; 
decree of lords of council as to, 54; sub- 
mission between burgh and convent as to, 
57-8 : decree pronounced on submission, 5S- 
CO; authority by burgh to prosecute abbot 
and convent as to, 6G-8 ; commission by 
burgh for prosecution of Alexander Elphin 
ston as to, 73-4; prosecution by convent and 
tenants as to, 75; king's justices appointed 
for executing laws as to, 104; grant of, 120. 
Fishings, grant of, in Forth, to burgh of Stirling, 
21; confirmation of, 119, 120, 129, 138, 140, 
147, 15S, 161. 

Flanders, colonel of Scots regiment in, 109. 

Fleming, Malcolm, 204; charter by, to burgh 
of site of Tolbooth, 39-42; grant by William 
Bully to, of same, 184, 185. 

Robert, lord le, 39, 1S4, 204. 

Fleshers, complaint against, for overcharging 
outland fleshers, 224. 

Forestallers, laws against, S4. 

Forester (Forrester, Forestar, Forestarc, 
Forestar). 

Alexander, 87, 1S7, 191, 199, 201 ; provost, 

196, 210; of Garden, 213, 215. 

David, of Garden, 199. 

David, notary, 177. 

Duncan, 180,203; bailie, 215; of Torwode, 

47, 53; of Skipinche, 56, 57, 58, 59; of 
Garden, 58, 67, 73, 191, 196; of Ailmoir, 199; 
provost, 187, 205, 207 ; of Arngibbon, coun- 
cillor, 210, 213. 

. Edward, 193; notary, 202. 

George, in Schiphawghe, 218. 

Sir James of Torwoidheid, knight, 

201. 

John, 50, 51 , 199 ; bailie, 75, 199 ; sergeant, 

202 ; taverner, 208, 209 ; of Logy, councillor, 
210. 

maltman, offence by, to minister, 

216, 217. 

Malcolm, of Torwoud, 185, 207. 

Mathew, 50, 186, 203. 



n-sytht). 
i by, of chap- 



Forester, Robert, 51 ; of Quccnshaughc, 202 ; 

bailie, 210, 213, 215; of Boquhan, council- 
lor, 210, 213, 215, 217. 
Thomas, 47, 4S, 56; in Brigend, burgess, 

2 IS ; maltman, 220. 
Walter, 47, 4S, 50 ; of Buquhan, provost, 

102; Sir Walter, knight, 73. 

William, 199. 

Forests, King's, pasturage in, 14. 
Forsyth (Forsith, Forsitht, Fo 
Sir Alexander, dimissioi 

lainry of St. Michael's altar. 

David, 204. 

Duncan, 198. 

Margaret, 191. 

Patrick, 200. 

William, 192; burgess, 188. 

Forth, water of, 3, 14, 104, 110, 140, 158, 159, 

161; fishings in, 4, 5; grant to burgh of 

Stirling of fishings in, 21 ; ferry of, 23. (See 

Fishings; also, Common Good, set of.) 
Foster, Robert, burgess, 20. 
Foulis, James, of Colmtoun, clerk of rolls, &c, 

82, 83. 
Foumart skins, 32. 
Four Burghs, parliament of, to be held at 

Edinburgh yearly, 35. (See Convention. ) 
Fox skins, 32. 

France, 90, 92, 124, 171, 175. 
Franche, Sir James, chaplain, 56. 
Francis, King, and Queen Mary, precept by, 

confirming giant by Dominican Friars to 

Alexander Erskin, 90-2. 
Frauciscans. (See Friars, Minorite.) 
Fraser. (Fresser, Fresale.) 
Sir Alexander, priest and notary public, 

48, 56, 205. 

Bernard, 11. 

James, priest and notary, 193. 

Mathew, 193. 

Freman, John, 44. 
Freemen. (See Burgesses.) 
French king, daughter of, 200. 



Fresone, James, notary, 191. 

Friars' Croft, 91. 

Friars, Dominican, alms of King to, 16; place 
of, 87, 20S ; grant by, of their lands to Alex- 
ander Erskine, 90-2 ; property of, bestowed 
onbnrgh, 94, 133, 142, 162; garden let by 
chaplains of parish church to, 192; orchard 
and croft of, 197 ; animal rent payable to, 
199 ; proposition for obtaining lands of, 
209. 

-, Minorite, property of, bestowed on 

burgh, 94, 133,142, 162; way leading to place 
of, 192. 

Friars' lands, sasine giveu to Mongo Graheme 
in, 101. (See Church property.) 

Friars, place of, venuel leading to, 20S. 

Fntefells, 32. 

Gait sweepings. (See Common Good, set of. ) 
Galloway, lord of, 25, 34. 
Galloway, Adam, 190. 

John, 187. 

bishop of, (Thomas), 34, 36. 

Gallowfald and Gallowaeld, 139, 157, 161. 
Gallowhills, grant of, by burgh to King James 

IV., 69; enclosure of, witli castle and park 

of Stirling, 69; lands of Auld Park given in 

exchange for, 69, 70. 
Gamilsoune, Adam, burgess, 20. 
Garden, Duncan Forester of, 58, 67, 73, 191, 

199; Alexander Forester of, 210, 213, 215; 

laird of, 209. 
Gardner (Gardiner), George, tailor, 215. 

James, 210, 213; merchant, 217. 

Gareaucht, 206. 

Gargunnock, David Graham of, 203. 

Garioche, lord Erskine and, 113. 

Garten, Malcolm Makclery of, 202, 206. 

Garvyach, Alexander Stewart, earl of, 29. 

Geiching (Gichane, Gethane), John, cordiner, 

217. 

William, 210, 211, 213; burgess, 195. 

Gelis, John, yoimger, 185. 



Gelis, Robert, burgess, 185. 

General Assembly of Church of Scotland, com- 

nissioners to, 211, 220. 

>rge, Walter, 50. 

- Walter, and Elene his spouse, celebration 
n day of obit of, 188. 

Gervy, Robert, 191. 

Gibson, Sir Alexander, of Durie, 167. 

Gilfulane, Patrick, 186. 

Gilfulansone, Donald, 1S6. 

Gillaspy, Robert, 193. 

Gillespie, William, maltman, 216, 223, 224. 

Glammis, master of, 106. 

Glasgow, 179; convention of burghs at, 103. 

- grant to bishop of, of toft in Stirling, 0. 

- cathedral, church of, 1S6. 

diocese of, authority by a chaplain to 

accept benefice in, 203. 

archbishop of, (Gavin), 196. 

archdeacon of, (John Arons), 34. 

bishop of, (Joceline), 6 ; (William), 34 ; 

(John), 203. 
. dean of, (Richard Mureheid), 57, 58, 60, 

64, 66, 67. 
Glasgw, John, 185, 208. 
Glencarne, earl of (Alexander), 99; (William), 

125. 
Glendovane, Sir Robert Mure, rector of, 48, 

204. 
Gogar, 223, 224. 
Gollane, John, burgess, 20. 
Gordon and Badenach, lord, 99. 
Gourlay (Gurlay) Alexander, 211, 213, 214. 

David, 193. 

John, 23; bailie, 185; burgess, 203. 

Governor of Scotland, duke of Albany, 27. 
Gowane, Matthew, dempster, 187. 
Gowanhills, 139, 157, 161. 
Graham (Graheme), David of Gargunnock, 

203. 

Giles, 106. 

■ John, appointment of, as court clerk, 89; 

notary public, 102, 199, 212. 



Graham, Mongo, sasine given to, of friars* lands, 

101. 

Patrick, lord, 3S. 

Robert, 203. 

Thomas, 203. 

Walter, bailie, 75, 193. 

William, 102. 

William, lord, marriage of, 203. 

Grammar school, master of, 100. 
Cray. Andrew lord le, 31, 64, 06, 71. 

Sir John, priest, 197, 198. 

Patrick, 186. 

Sir Symone, vicar of Tnlycultre, 203. 

Great Britain, 124, 171, 175. 

Greg, David, S8, 189, 197; burgess, 191, 194. 

Henry, 205. 

Robert, 50. 

Greinyaird, Wester, 202. 

Grcncyards, 207. 

Gudie, water of, 104. 

Guild, merchant, burgesses to have, 8, 17, 

121, 127, 143; payment for admission to, 

212; admission to, 218, 219, 221. 
Gulane, William, master of grammar school, 

99, 100. 
Guide, Jonet, 207. 
Gun, Robert, cordiner, 215. 
Gunnerschaw, 202; mill of, 201. 
Gnrle, Alexander, skinner, 210. 

Hacket, Robert, 185. 

Haddington, dwelling place in, 2. 

Halberts to be made, 210. 

Haldane, William, 188. 

Halis, lord, 54, 66, 71, 99. 

Haltoun. Charles Maitland of, 171. 

Hamilton, duke of (James), 167. 

Hamilton, Sir John of Orbestoun, 107. 

Robert, 58. 

Harbours, confirmation of grants of, 120, 138, 
147, 150, 159/164; dues of, 151-3; power to 
build and repair, 154. (Sec Haven.) 

Harrow, Robert, burgess, 20. 



Hastie, John, 213, 214. 

Hastings, Sir John, canon of Dunblane, 1S6; 
grant of annualrcnts to, 185. 

Haven, tenement lying at the, 87; repair of 
causeway of, 208. (See Harbours.) 

Haven silver, 151. (See Customs ; also Com- 
mon good, set of.) 

Havin, Alexander, skinner, 2°2. 

Hawank, lands of, 91. 

Hawyk, Andrew of, secretary, 29. 

Hay, Alexander, depute clerk of rolls, 100, 
101; John of, 11. 

Henderson, Johu, baxter, 217, 222, 223, 224. 

William, constable depute, 221. 

Henrison, James, 54, 5S, 67. 

Henry, Earl, son of David I., 2, 4, 5. 

Prince, son of James VI. , Stirling place 

of birth and education of, 117; baptismof, 215. 

Henry, John, 213. 

Herbert, chancellor, 2. 

Heruot, John, son of, fisher, 20. 

Heyth, John, 205, 207. 

Hides, grant of, to Trinity Church, Dunferm- 
line, 3; custom of, 17; against unfreemen 
trading in, 84. (See Salt and skins.) 

Higgins, John, 53. 

High Street (High gait) tenement on west side 
of, 43, 188; minister's manse on east side of, 
119; site of tolbooth in, 39: tenements in, 
50, 51, 184, 185, 188, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 
195, 198, 199, 208. 

Highlanders, resort of, to Stirling, 116. 

Hiltoun Croft, 197. 

Hog, Hugh, 195. 

James, 214, 215. 

John, 102, 223. 

Walter, 218. 

Holy Cross, church of, 56. (See Parish Church. ) 

Holyrood, charter by David I. to abbey of, 3. 

abbot of, (George), 64, 196. 

Holyrood House, charter granted at, 167. 

Home, Margaret, spouse of Alexander Erskine, 
90. 



Horning purchased by vicar, 213. 

Horses, stable for, belonging to convent of 
Aberbrothock, 13; pasturage for, 14. (See 
Staigs. ) 

Hospital, fines applied for clothing poor of, 
209 ; annual rent applied to, 214; money 
lent by masters of, 219. (See Almshouse.) 

Hospital of St. James, sasine of, to be given 
canons of Cambuskenneth, 26; life-rent of 
lands of, reserved to John Palmer, 26; grant 
by James II. to burgh of patronage and 
lands of, 36-38, 184; annualrent from, to 
St. James' altar, 49 ; confirmation of grant 
by Charles L, 130, 142, 159, 163. 

Hospitals, provision for, 93, 96; power to re- 
pair ruinous places and apply same to, 95, 
96. (See Ministry and Hospitality ; also 
Spittell's Hospital and Cowane's Hospital. 

Hospitals of Stirling and Torphichen, duties 
payable to, 16. 

Hostilage in Stirling for abbot and convent of 
Aberbrothoc, 12-14. 

House of Lords, commonwealth established 
without a, 169, 170. 

Houston, Robert, cordiner, 222. 

Hugh, John, son of, 20; son of Thomas, 183. 

Hume, lord, (Alexander), 64, 66, 71. 

Hunter, Henry, 198. 

Maurice, bailie, 15. 

Huntlie, earl of (George), 99. 

Huntyngton, earl of, (John), 9. 

Huny, John, 186, 207. 

Walter, 207. 

Hutone (Huttoun), John, 213, 214; webster, 
215. 

Inglis, Alexander, clerk register, 206. 
Iuglisman, Sir John Clerk alias, chaplain, 188. 
Inneralloun, bridge of, 221. 

■ mill of, 202. 

Innerdale, lord, 167. 
Ireland, 124, 171, 175. 
Thomas of, 20. 



Island, grant of, to abbey of Cambuskenneth, 



Isl,-> 



, repression 



of,: 



James I., King, ordinance by, as to holding 
parliament or four burghs, 34, 35. 

James II., King, charter by, instituting a new 
fair in Stirling, 30-32; charter by, freeing 
burgesses of custom on salt and skins, 33-34 ; 
letters by, appointing parliament of Four 
Burghs to be held at Edinburgh yearly, 34- 
36 ; charter by, to burgh of Stirling of 
patronage of St. James Hospital, &c, 36-38, 
184; act of parliament of, as to dyers selling 
cloth, 80, 82; confirmation by Charles I. of 
charters by, 119, 129, 130, 131. 

James III., King, confirmation by, to Malcolm 
Flemyng of site of Tolbooth, 41, 185; acts 
of parliament of, against, craftsmen using 
merchandice, 81-83 ; grant by, to Queen 
Margaret of lordship of Tulycultre, 202. 

James IV. , King, gift by, to burgh of sheriffship, 
60-64, 113; grant by, to burgh of patron- 
age of St. Laurence's altar, 64 ; charter by, 
to burgh of Auld Park and patronage of St. 
Michael's altar, 69-71; lands of Gallowhills 
granted by burgh to, 69 ; act of parliament 
of, as to privilege of using merchandice, 82 ; 
grant by, to Robert Erskine, of sheriffship 
of Stirling, 113; confirmation by Charles I. 
of charters by, 119, 130, 131, 132; gift to 
St. Michael's altar for weal of soul of, 195. 

James V., King, charter by, ratifying acts as 
to merchandice and charging enforcement 
of laws against unfreemen, 80-85 ; confirma- 
tion by, of grant to the altar of St. Michael, 
195; grant to St. Katherine's altar for weal 
of soul of, and for soul of his Queen, 200. 

James VI., King, remission by, to inhabitants 
of Stirling for treasonable proceedings, 106- 
8 ; baptism of Prince Henry, eldest son of, 
215; servitor to, entered burgess, 221. 

James, St., hospital of. (See Hospital.) 



Joceline, bishop of Glasgow, 6. 
JofBray, Margaret, 86. 

Robert, 43. 

Thomas. 86. 

Joffrasone, Sir Simou, chaplain, 185, 187. 

Sir Thomas, chaplain, 56. 

John, son of Hugh, fisher, 20 ; son of Michael, 

fisher, 20; son of Hernot, fisher, 20; John, 

102. 
Johnston (Jhonnestoun), John, bailie, 112, 

114. 

William, 198. 

(Jhonnestoun), John Stewart of, 47, 53. 

Jug to be measured with firlot, 223. 
Justices, King's, sheriff and magistrates of 

Stirling made, of Forth, &c, 104. 
Justingflats, 139, 157, 161. 

Katherine, St. (See Parish Church, altars 
in.) 

Keir, 176, 209, 210, 213, 215. 

Keith, lord, 167. 

(Keth), William, marschal of Scotland, 

18. 

Kentigern, St., 6. 

Ker (Kar), lord, of Cesfurd, 167. 

David, burgess, 100. 

John, 88, 199, 202. 

Margaret, 202. 

William, burgess, 20. 

Sir William, director of Chancery, 174. 

Kersy, fishing of water of, 55. 

Kidston, Richard, 211. 

Kilmaurs, lord, 99, 125. 

Eincaid, Alexander, maltman, 215. 

Kincardine (Kyncardin), charter dated at, 9, 
117, 126. 

earl of (Alexander), 171. 

King, building of kitchen for, 16. 

use of name or style of, to be discon- 
tinued, 169 ; commonwealth established 
without a, 169, 170. 

King's maill. (See Common Good, set of.) 



Kings of Scotland, grant to Trinity Church, 
Dunfermline, for weal of souls of, 1 ; grants 
to altars for weal of souls of, 23, 27. (See 
respective names of Sovereigns. ) 

Kinross, David, 222. 

Malcolm, mason, citizcu of Glasgow, 79 ; 

saddler, 222. 

Patrick, 218. 

Kintyre, earl of, 125. 

Kirk-session, admission of poor to almshouse 
by, 110. 

Kirk vennel, 205. 

Kirkcaldy, Thomas, priest and notary, 56, 
189. 

(Kyrkaudi), William of, 13. 

Kirkintullock, charter dated at, 41, 42. 

. vicar of, 48, 

Kirkland, 201. 

Kirkwood (Kyrkwould), Alexander, 185. 

John, 185. 

Kitchen, building of, for use of King, 16. 

Knokhill, 191. 

Kowe, Sir Alexander, 196. 

Kynnel, rector of, 186. 

Lachlan, son of, 11. 

Ladle, customs called, 150. (See Customs.) 

Lady, our, altar of. (See Parish Church, 

altars in.) 
Lady Croft, 140, 158, 162. 
Lady darn harvest fair, latter, 122, 144. 
Lady Rig, 140, 158, 162. 
Laing (Layng), James, 212; maltman, 210. 

John, 218; maltman, 217. 

Walter, 73. 

Lamb, Christopher, 106. 

James, 75. 

Lamb skins, 32. 

Lanark, commissioners of, to be summoned to 

parliament of Four Burghs, 35. 

earl of (William), 167. 

Land, waste, disposal of, 210, 211, 218. 
Lang, James, 201. 



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Lang (Lange), John, 1S9. 

Patrick, chaplain, 203. 

Laprevick, Robert, printer, 211. 

Lapslie, George, 202, 218. 

Latter Fair day, 122, 144. (See Common 

Good, set of.) 
Lauder, master Henry, 75. 
Lauderdale, duke of (John), 171. 
Laurence's, St., Croft, 100, 140, 158, 162. 

. (See Parish Church, altars in. ) 

Lawson (Lausoun), Hugh, 207. 

alias Liteljhone, Patrick, 192. 

Eichard, 54, 58, 60, 67. 

Eobert, 51. 

Thomas, 86, 213. 

Lawson's Croft, 140, 158, 161. 
Leishmau (Leischman, Lecheman). 

James, 213. 

John, 106, 209; dean of guild, 210; bailie, 

213, 214, 215; auditor, 212. 
Leith (Lethe), 207. 
Legat, Gilbert, 187. 
Leky, 204. 
Lennox (Levenax), earl of (Matthew), 71 ; 

(John) lord Dernlie, 196. 
Lentyrne ware, 32. 
Leper's Croft, 69, 132. 
Leslie (Lesly), .Alexander, 58; of Wardross, 

206. 

John, of Wardross, 58. 

Lethington, Sir Eichard Maitland of, 99. 
Lethprever, Allan of, 42. 

William of, 42. 

Liddell, Andrew, tailor, 221. 
Liddisdale, lord, 99. 
Lindsay, earl of (John), 125. 

(Lyudesey), William of, 9. 

Linlithgow, dwelling place in, 2; provost and 

bailies of, 104 ; commissioners of, to be 

summoned to parliament of Four Burghs, 

35; measures to be procured from, 221. 

sheriff of, 104. 

Lintoun, George, 44. 



Lintoun, John, 185. 

Litstar, Sir William, priest and notary, 79, 
191, 194, 195, 196, 197, 199, 200. 

Friar Vincent, prior of Friars' Preachers, 

192. 

Litsters, act against, buying cloth to sell, 82. 

Livingston (Levingstoun). 

Alexander of Donypace, 59, 67. 

Eufame, 204. 

John, fiar of Kirkland, 201. 

Eobert, of Wester Greneyaird, 202. 

William of, 18, 19. 

Lochaw, Elene, 205. 

Lochin, land of, 5. 

Lochleven, Eobert Douglas of, 203. 

Lodging and entertainment for abbot, monks, 
&c, of Aberbrothock, 12, 13. 

Logy, 210. 

Lokart, John, 56. 

Loke, John, 189. 

London, charter signed at, 111, 119. 

Lopslie, Colein, burgess, 218. 

George, 202, 218. 

Lords. (See House of Lords.) 

Lome, lord of, (John Steward), 29. 

Lome, lord Campbell and, 125, 196; (Archi- 
bald), 64, 66,71; (Colin), 206. 

Loudoun, earl of (John), 125, 167. 

Lowrie, Andrew, disobedience of, 216. 

William, merchant, 210, 213. 

Lundy, John Campbell of, 196. 

Lus, Colquhoun of. 

Luter, William, 50. 

Lyell, John, 189. 

Lyoun, Thomas, of Baldowkie, 106. 

Magdalene, Queen of James V., 200. 

Magistrates, authority by Commonwealth to 
choose, 169, 170; punishment for disobedi- 
ence to, 216, 217, 221. 

Mailville, Alisone, 190. 

Mains, William, 86. 

Maitland, Charles, of Haltoun, 171. 



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Maitland, Sir Richard of Lethingtoun, 99. 

Makkiswcll. John of, 11. 

Maleomson, Robert, burgess, 204. 

Mallocb, John, chaplain, 1S5. 

Malux, Sir William, chaplain, 1S9. 

Malt, price of, 220, 222, 223. 

Maltnien, fines of, 209, 220. 

Malvene, Marion, 204. 

Mam-, William, 204. 

(Mayne), Walter, burgess and guild, 218. 

Maner, Robert Callendar of, 77. 

Manse, conversion of hospital into, 119, 120. 

Mar, earl of, (Thomas), 18, 19 ; (Alexander 
Steward), 29 ; (William), 183 ; (John), 
treasonable proceedings of, 106; (John), 99, 
206 ; succeeding abbot of Cambuskemieth, 
123; office of sheriffship within burgh be- 
longing to, annulled within burgh, 112-5; 
ratification by, to Spittell's Hospital, 135 ; 
precept of sasine by, in lands of Sauling, 
206. 

Margaret, wife of Duke of Albany, 27. 

Queen of James III., grant to, of lord- 
ship of Tulycultre, 202. 

Marischall, earl of, (William), 167. 

Market days, grant of, by King Alexander II., 
7 ; confirmation by King David II. of, 17 ; 
confirmation of, byCharles I., 117, 120, 126, 
137; two weekly, 122, 143, 104; no other 
weekly, to be held within two miles of Stir- 
ling, 171-4; protest against granting of, to 
burghs within two miles, 180. 

Market Cross, sasine taken at, 160; land lying 
opposite, 199. 

Market gait, 207. 

Marriage, contract of, between William lord 
Graham and Anabella Drummond, 203. 

Marsar, Laurence, of Mekillour, 206. 

William, 206. 

Marschell, David, 11. 

John, litster, 217. 

Martine, John, preceptor of Spittell's Hospi- 
tal, 176. 



Mary, Queen, charter by, to burgh, of church 
property, 92-99; sasine in Friars' lands to 
have no warrandice except gift by, 101 ; 
confirmation by Charles I. of charter by, 
119, 132; application to, for Friars' lands, 
209; charge by, to town, on complaint of a 
chaplain, 209. 

and King Francis, precept by, con- 
firming grant by Friars' Preachers to Alex- 
ander Erskin, 90-92. 

Mary, St., the Virgin, 24, 27, 31, 37, 77; aisle 
of, 99, 100. 

church of. (See Cambuskenneth, 

abbey of. ) 

Mary Wynd, 50, 51, 87, 88, 188, 190, 191, 204. 

Vennel, 191, 204. 

Master of work, 88, 223, 224. 

Matilda, Queen, wife of David I., 2. 

Matthew, master, chancellor, 9, 11. 

(Mathow), Hucheon, 75. 

Maiichaiii- hire, lord, 167. 

Mauchlin, lord, 125, 167. 

May bole, collegiate church of, 186. 

Meadow. (See Burgh Meadow.) 

Measures, 221, 223, 224. 

Megoure, 193. 

Mekillour, 135, 206. 

Mekle, Richard, notary, 58. 

Menstre, 199, 200. 

Menteith (Mentetht. Menteythe). 

lordship of, 189. 

■ — — resort of people from, to Stirling, 116. 

earl of, (Robert), 22, 25, 27, 183. 

steward of, 104. 

James, 1S9, 205 ; bailie, 56 ; provost, 57, 

59, 67, 73. 

John, 199; of Ratlio, 206. 

Patrick, 193, 205. 

■ William, of Randisurd, counsellor, 210, 

213, 215. 

Merchandice, to be bought or sold in burgh 
only, 7, 17 ; use of, by burgesses only, 121, 
139; ratification of acts as to, 80; no crafts- 



men to use, SI, 82; unfreemen not to use, 
82,83,84; confirmation of use of, 121, 126, 138. 

Merchant guild, burgesses to have, 8, 17, 118, 
121, 127, 143, 163. 

Merchant, Henry, burgess, 20. 

Patrick, burgess, 20. 

Roger, burgess, 20. 

Merchants. (See Elections of Provosts, &c.) 

stranger, 7, 8, 17, 117. (See Merchan- 

dice.) 

Methfen (Methven), charter dated at, 22, 119, 
129. 

Michael, St., head court after feast of, 43. 

, altar of. (See Parish Church, altars 

in.) 

— , chapel of, in castle of Stirling, grant 

by Duke of Albany to, 27. 

Michael, John, 23, 191 ; sou of, 20. 

■ Thomas, 79. 

Michell, Thomas, 217. 

Michelsoue, Thomas, 54. 

William, 53. 

Midraw (Middleraw), 51, 86, 87, 88, 192, 197, 
210. 

Mill of Stirling, multures abstracted from, 
16 ; street leading to, 197. 

Millar (Miller), John, 189, 210; bailie, 217, 
222; baxter, 215. 

Millhill, 87. 

Mills, acts relating to, 208, 212; proposition 
for obtaining, 209; Erskin of Gogar's pre- 
tended right to, 223. (See Burrowmill, 
also Brigmill.) 

wind or water, 121. 

Minister, stipend of, 209 ; member of council, 
210; commissioner to convention of the 
kirk, 211; offence done to, 210, 217; a 
writer to attend to affairs of, 219; money 
to be borrowed for, 219; money given from 
common good to, 220 ; helper to be procured 
for, 221 ; treasonable proceedings of, 106. 

Ministers, provision for, 93, 96; advice of, in 
building hospitals, 95 ; manse of, 119, 120. 



Ministry and Hospitality, foundation of, 97 ; 
confirmation of, 134, 142. 

Minorites or Franciscans. (See Friars, Minor- 
ite.) 

Modane (Moden), John, 51, 186. 

Monocht, William, 210. 

Montgrenane, John Ros of, 206. 

Month, John, 58. 

Montrose, marriage of first earl of, 203-4. 

Moray, bishop of (John), 34. 

dean of, (Gavin of Dunbar), 57, 58, 60, 

66. 

More, Reginald, 16. 

Moreville, Hugh of, 3. 

Morgan, Thomas, 203. 

Morton, earl of, (James), chancellor, 99. 

(Mortoun), Alexander, 53. 

Sir Andrew, chaplain and curate, 190. 

Morys, Andrew, 238. 

Moss, peat, of Skewok, 15. 

Mothill, 203. 

Mukart, rector of, 186. 

Mukkart, James, son of a burgess, 195. 

Mure, Adam, 185. 

Richard, 50, 51. 

Sir Robert, 191, 203, 204; rector of Glen- 



dova 



. 48. 



, his brother, 



of Corntoun and Willia 

fishers, 20. 
Mureheid, Mr. Richard, dean of Glasgow, , 

58, 60, 64, 66, 67. 

William, bailie, 112. 

Mureson (Murison), Andrew, 189. 

- — Walter, 106. 

Muriel, wife of duke of Albany, 27. 

Murisland, 19S. 

Murray, Alexander, 191, 193. 

David, bailie, 45, 185, 187. 

, Serjeant, 102. 

earl of, (James), Regent, 99. 

Henry, 207. 

Herbert, 186. 

Sir James, of Philiphaugh, 180. 



Murray, John, 1S5. 

Sir John, of Touchadam, 179, 201 ; 

provost, 217, 222. 
William, 201 ; of Tullibardyn, 36 ; of 

Tulchadam, 202. 
Muschet, Alexander, 186, 187 ; dean of guild, 

205. 

John, 106; clerk, 217, 222. 

Muschet's Croft, 193, 194. 
Muthill, vicar of, 203. 
Myll, Fyllan, 207. 
Myretoun's Croft, 140, 158. 

M 'Alexander (Makalexander) John, hammer- 
man, 210, 212, 213, 214, 215. 

M'Clery (Makclery), Malcolm, of Garten, 202, 
206. 

M 'Crone (Makcrone), John, 204. 

M'Farlane (Makfarlane), Thomas, 185. 

M'Gill (Makgill), James, of Rankelour Nether, 
clerk of rolls, 100, 101. 

M'llwaue (Makilwaue), David, 189; Donald, 
189. 

M'Kady, Andrew, 193. 

M'Kennare (Makkennare), John, 186, 189. 

M'Ky (Makky), John, 75, 192. 

M'Lellaue (Maklellane), alias Fergussoim, 
Gilbert, 199. 

M'Ley, David, tailor, burgess, 217. 

M'Neill (Makneill), Andrew, prior of Friars 
Preachers, 90. 

Napare, Alexander, comptroller, 38. 
Name, Richard, 87, 88, 190; bailie, 191. 

Thomas, 53, 205. 

Neighbours, convocation of, 157. 

Neilsouu (Nelsone), Henry, 189; weaver, 

190. 
Neische, Walter, 106; merchant, 217, 222. 
New Park. (See Park.) 
Nicholl (Nychole), Alexander, 189. 

David, 222. 

George, cordiner, burgess, 217. 



Nicholson (Nycholsone), Sir James, chaplain 
of St. Katherine's altar, 78, 88, 198 ; vicar 
of the castle, grant by, to St. Katherine's 
altar, 200. 

Ninian, St. (See Parish Church, altars in.) 

Norton (Nortoun), Andrew, 73; burgess, 188; 
notary, 190. 

Alexander, 47, 48, 53, 187, 205. 

Sir David, chaplain, 1S9. 

Robert, 185. 

Norvell (Norwell), George, treasurer, 218, 
220. 

Issobell, 221. 

Robert, 86, 87. 

Thomas, 214. 

William, 102; merchant, 210, 213, 215; 

treasurer, 211, 213. 

Norway knappill, 153. 

Nory (Noric), James, of Terbert, 204, 207. 

William, 218. 

Nycholas, abbot of Abcrbrothock, 11. 

Oath prescribed by commissioners of Common- 
wealth, 169, 170. 

Oblivion, decree by interpreters of law of, 
99-100. 

Offeris, John, 186, 197. 

Officers, authority by commissioners of Com- 
monwealth to choose, 169, 170. 

burgh, election of, 210. 

- pay of, 219. 

Officers of sheriff court, 63. 

Ogilby, John, of Fingasc, 54. 

Old Park. (See Auld Park.) 

Oliphant, lord, (Laurence), 54. 

Omni gadderum, 217. 

Orbestoun, 167. 

Orkney, earl of, (William), chancellor, 36. 

Orphans, hospitals for, 93. (See Hospital.) 

Otter skins, 32. 

Palace of Stirling, residence of Kings at, 116, 
124; lands lying near, 141, 158, 162. 



Palmer, John, liferent of lauds of St. James' 

Hospital reserved to, 26. 
Parbroith, lord, 125. 
Paris, candles of, 13. 
Parish Church, building of, 37; highway or 

vennel leadingto, 39, 40; aisleof Holy Trinity 

in, 46 ; aisle of, 47 ; nave of, 49 ; choir of. 

65; indenture between abbot and convent of 

Dunfermline and burgh of Stirling as to 

building choir in, 71-3; cemetery at, 86, 108; 

almshouse on east side of, 108; wardans 

land on north side of, 187; Sir Andrew 

Mortoun, chaplain and curate of, 190; 

heightening of pulpit, 220. 
Parish Church, altars in :— 

Altar of St. Andrew, tenement belonging 
to, 88. 

Altar of St. Ann, annualrent payable to, 
195, 208. 

Altar of the Holy Blood, annual rents given 
to, 188, 190, 191. 

Altar of the Holy Cross, grants by chaplain 
of, 41, 184; William Bully, chaplain of, 
184; Sir James Darow, chaplain of, 186, 
205 ; tenements adjudged to, in default of 
payment of annual, 187, 205. 

Altar of St. James, charter by canon of 
Abernethy to, of certain annualrents, 49 ; 
community of Stirling appointed patrons 
of, 52-53; institution of chaplain to, 55-6 ; 
anniversaries for the dead at, 194. 

Altar of St. Katherine, grant by burgh to, 
of waste land near church, 76-S0; grant 
by Sir James Nicholsoun, chaplain of altar, 
to, 198, 200-1. 

Altar of St. Laurence, confirmation by 
Robert II. to, of grant by David II. of 
ferry and ferry croft, 23 ; celebration of 
masses at, 25 ; grant by King James IV. to 
burgh of patronage of, 64 ; decree by lords 
of oblivion to holder of chaplainry of, 99, 
100; confirmation by Charles I. of patron- 
age of, 142, 159, 163. 



Altar of St. Mary the Virgin, annualrents 
payable to, 195, 208; tenement adjudged 
to, in default of payment of annualrent, 
205; croft near land of, 205. 
Altar of St. Michael, founded by Thomas 
Carmichael, vicar of Stirling, 69, 132; gift 
by James IV. to burgh ' of patronage of, 
69-71 ; gift to Sir William' Robesoun of 
chaplainry of, 85-9 ; annualrents belonging 
to, 86-8, 201 ; confirmation by^Charles I. 
of patronage of, 132; gift by sub-dean of 
the chapel royal to, of a tenement in Stir- 
ling, 195 ; provost, magistrates and council 
patrons of chaplainry of, 195; qualifica- 
tions and duties of chaplain of, 195-6. (See 
St. Michael.) 
Altar of St. Ninian, annualrents payable to, 

41, 184. 
Altar of St. Peter and St. Paul, annual- 
rents given to, 194. 
Altar of St. Thomas, the apostle, annual- 
rents payable to, 41, 184; union of, with 
altar of Holy Trinity, 46-8. 
Altar of Holy Trinity, property adjudged 
to, in default of annualrent, 42-6 ; union 
of, with altar of St. Thomas, 46-8 ; annual- 
rent granted to, 186; foundation of, by 
Sir Thomas Bully, 1 86 ; tenements ad- 
judged to, in default of payment of 
annualrent, 187. 
United altars of St. Thomas;, and Holy 
Trinit}', appointment of chaplain of, 47. 
Parish Church, perpetual chaplains of, anvil 
and stock given to, 188 ; annualrents given 
to, 190, 191, 193, 196, 197, 201 ; garden let 
by, to Friars Preachers, 192; gift of Mus- 
chet's croft to, 193, 194. 
Park of Stirling, 132, 140, 158, 162. 

Auld, grant by James IV. to burgh of, 

09-71. 

New, lands of Gallowhills granted by 

burgh to King and enclosed with, 69. 
Park Dyke, proposition as to building, 209. 



Parktield, 139, 157, 161. 
Parliament, charter granted in, held at Scone, 
IS, 19; decreet of King's Council in, held 
at Scone, 20 ; question as to priority of cer- 
tain burghs in, 103 ; ratification by, of 
charters to Stirling, 16S; commissioner to, 
for Stirling, 179. (See Commonwealth.) 

acts of, 11 Nov. 1579, 103; 29 Nov. 

15S1, 103, 105; 14 Sept. 1705, 178, 179; 
minute of, 16 March, 1649, 16S. 

Parliament of Four Burghs to be held at Edin- 
burgh yearly, 35. (See Convention of Royal 
Burghs.) 

Pasturage for horses, 14. 

Paterson, Alexander, 87, 112; pension to, 
213; procurator fiscal, 213; councillor, 210, 
214. 

Duncan, 112; burgess, 197, 198; dean of 

guild, 217, 221; merchant, 222; visitor of 
maltmen, 222 ; tacksman, 223 ; treasurer, 
223. 

Sir John, 199; canon of chapel royal, 

198. 

John, 213; merchant, 210, 213, 217, 222, 

224. 

Marion, 214. 

Thomas, 75. 

Patonson, Duncan, 196. 

John, 43, 44, 53, 189. 

Michael, 44. 

Patrick, John, baker, 205. 

Paulie, Robert, 199. 

Peats, right of digging, 15. 

Peckone, John, 189. 

Pecks. (See Common Good, set of.) 

Pennek, John, 75. 

Pension to Alexander Paterson, 213. 

Perth, dwelling place in, 2 ; ships arriving at, 
3, 4; grants to abbey of Holy rood from cane 
and rents of, 4; markets and fairs enjoyed 
by burgesses of, 145, 150; charter dated 
at, 29 ; meeting of the three estates at, 34, 
35; question with, as to priority, 103. 



Perth, sheriffdom of, 1S6; Robert Abircrummy, 

sheriff of, 204. 
Pest, precautions for prevention of, 225. 
Petty Customs. (See Customs; also Common 

Good, set of.) 
Philiphaugh, Sir James Murray of, 180. 
Pittendreich, 99. 
Pittiuweme, prior of, 206. 
Polmais (Pollemase), fishings between Cambus- 

kenneth and, 5, 54, 74. 

laird of, 213. 

Sir Alexander Cuninghame of, 61, 112, 

113; James Cunningham of, 201. 

Under, 74. 

Wester, 135. 

Polmont, lord, 167. 

Poor, hospitals for, 93 ; grant of almshouse or 

hospital for, 108-112. (See Hospital. ) 
Popish religion, abolition of, 109. 
Portarfield, Robert, 106. 
Ports, havens and harbours, confirmation of, 

120, 138, 147, 150, 159, 164; dues of, 151-3; 

power to build and repair, 154. 
Potator, Thomas, burgess, 20. 
Prayers, measures to be tested after, 223. 
Preaching Friars. (See Friars, Dominican.) 
Prebends, grant of, to burgh, 93, 97. (See 

Church property.) 
Primrois, David, 114, 115. 
Primros, one called, 54. 
Prince Henry, baptism of, 215. 
Printer, paymentto, forprintingnew books, 21 1 . 
Procurator fiscal elected, 213. 
Protocol books, abstract of documents in, 202-8. 
Provand, William, 87. 
Provost of Stirling, power of choosing, 120; 

138, 169, 170; keeping of castle given to, 

206. (See Elections of Provosts, &c.) 
Pulpit, heightening of, 220. 

Quarroure, John, 189. 

Quatuor Burgorum, parliamentum, 35. (See 
Convention of Royal Burghs.) 



Queens of Scotland. (See Eufamia, Margaret, 

Mary, Matilda. ) 
Queen's gait, 199. 
Queensberry, marquis of, 176. 
Queenshauche, 202. 
Quhines. (See Whins.) 
Quhite (White), Mr. Henry, parson of Rothes, 

58. 
William, 1S9. 

Raa (Ray), Alexander, merchant, 210, 215; 

dean of guild, 213. 

Henry, 191. 

James, 214. 

Robert, burgess, 20. 

Rabbit skins, 32. 

Ramsay, James, 216, 219, 222. 

Robert, councillor, 210. 

Ranald, James, 189. 

Ranaldson, John, 54. 

Randisurd, 210, 213, 215. 

Rankelour Nether, 100. 

Rankin, James, 198. 

Ratheme, William Striveline of, 185. 

Rathow, John Menteth of, 206. 

Readers, support of, 96. 

Rebels and traitors, injuries by, 37. 

Red Croft, 74. 

Rede, Charles, bailie, 187. 

Redeheucht (Redhuch), Alexander of Megour, 

193, 194. 

Archibald, 193, 194. 

James, 186, 187, 193, 194, 197, 203, 205. 

Patrick, 53, 59, 67. 

Richard, 187. 

Robert, chaplain, 185. 

Walter, 189. 

Register of instruments and iufeftments, 212. 

Regraiters, law against, 84. 

Reid, Thomas, flesher, 217. 

Rials Croft, 91. 

Richardson (Richartsoun), James, 106; John, 

204, 211. 



Richardson, Robert, 191; commendator of St. 
Mary's aisle, treasurer, 99. 

William, 205. 

Ritchie, Steyne, 218, 223. 

Robberies, 36. 

Robert I., King, charter by, to burgesses of 
Stirling of pasturage for horses and right of 
digging peats, 14-15. 

II. , King, charter by, to burgesses and 

community, of their burgh, with fishings, 
burgh ferm, customs, &c.,21, 22; confirma- 
tion by, of gifts of St. Laurence's altar, 
23-25; confirmation by Charles I. of charter 
by, of burgh, fishings, customs, &c, 119, 
129; charter by, to Richard of Waneflete 
of a tenement in Stirling, 183. 

III., precept by, granting St. James' 

Hospital to canons of Cambuskenneth, 26. 

I., II., and III., Kings, grant to St. 

Michael's Chapel for salvation of souls of, 
27. 

steward of Scotland, 18, 19. 

duke of Albany, governor. (See Albany. ) 

earl of Fife and Menteth, 183. 

elect of St. Andrews, 1, 2. 

bishop of Dunblane, 184. 

the executioner, 20. 

Robertson, Sir David, vicar of Kirkintulloch, 

48, 
James, 211. 

Robert, alias Tennent, convener, 217, 

221, 222, 223. 

Robison (Robiesone, Robesoun). 

Alexander, 86. 

Sir David, provost of collegiate church of 

Maybole, 186. 

David, serjeant, 210. 

James, 214; bailie, 200. 

John, 51, 185, 202, 213. 

William, 192. 

Sir William, gift to, of chaplainry of St. 

Michael's altar, 85-9. 
Rodye, John, serjeant, 44. 



250 



Eollok, Isabella, 19S. 

Peter, 19S. 

Romish religion, abolition of, 109. 

Rood Croft, 69, 140, 158, 102; maills of, 

213. 
Ros, John, of Montgrenane, 200. 
Rothes, earl of, (John), 171. 
Rothes, parson of, 5S. 
Rothesay, charter dated at, 20. 
Roxburgh, dwelling place in, 2. 
Roxburgh, earl of, (Robert), 107. 

St. Andrews, archbishops of, (James), 64, 66, 

196; (John), 99. 
bishops of (William), 18, 19, 183; 

(Walter), 25; (James), 36, 

bishop of, or his vicar general, 28. 

Gavin Dunbar, archdeacon of, 71. 

Sir Robert Wallis, archdean of, 57. 

Robert, elect of, 1, 2. 

diocese of, 48, 50, 79, 186, 188, 190, 191, 

192, 193, 195, 199. 

priors of, (John), 54; (Patrick), 196. 

St. Clair, William lord of, chancellor, 36. 
St. James' Chapel, stones of, to be used for 

common work, 210. 
St. James' Hospital. (See Hospital.) 
St. John, Henry, commissioner of Common- 
wealth, 170. 
St. Johns, lord, (William), 54. 
St. Laurence's Croft, 140. 158, 162; decree of 

lords of oblivion as to rents of, 99-101. 
St. Michael's Hill, 91. 
Salmon, teinrl, to abbot of Cambuskenneth, 

59. (See Fishings.) 
Salt and skins, burgesses of Stirling freed from 

custom on, 32, 131. 
Salt pit, grant of, to abbey of Cambuskenneth, 

Salwey, R., commissioner of Commonwealth, 

170. 
Sandis, Andrew, bailie, 202. 
Sanser, Thomas, 13. 



Sasines, attesting of, by court clerk, 89 ; single 
sasine of all lands granted to burgh suffi- 
cient, 159, 160; register of, 202; breaking 
of sasine, 207 ; John Grahemc's book of, 
212. 

Sauchy (Salchy), Alexander Schaw of, 87 ; 
James Schaw of, 202, 205, 207. 

Sauling, lauds of, 200. 

Schang, William, 213. 

Schaw, Alexander of Sauchy, 87. 

George, of Knokhill, 191. 

James, of Salchy, sheriff of Stirling, 202, 

205, 207- 

Sir John of Arnccomrie, grant by, to 

burgh, of almshouse, 108-12, 119-20; grant 
of a chaplainry by, to Archibald Allane, 
119. 

William, master of work, 223, 224. 

Scherar, John, merchant, 217, 222. 

Schippaucht, lands of, 193; George Forester 
in, .218. 

Schoriswode, George of, rector of Cultir, 34. 

Schorte (Schortt), Alexander, 211. 

James, let of Brighauch to, 216; feu 

of ground to, 218; bailie, 217, 222. 

■ Robert, cordiner, 210, 212. 

Scone, abbot of (James), 58, 60, 04, 67, 195. 

charters dated at, 18, 19, 21, 118, 119, 128, 

129. 

Scot (Scott), James, 188, 191. 

John, shoemaker, 24; priest and notary, 

184; maltman, 220. 

Sir John, of Scotstarvet, director of 

chancery, 124, 167. 
Robert, 211 ; tailor, 210. 

Scotland, commissioners of commonwealth for 
managing affairs in, 168-70; incorporation 
of, with commonwealth, 170. 

Scots regiment in Flanders, 109. 

Seal, common, description of, vii; appending 
of, 45, 53, 00, 68, 73, 74, 187, 188, 201. 

Seals, appending of other, when granters of 
charters had none, 185. 



Seikman's Croft, 140, 158, 1C2. 
Seikman's House, 140, 158, 162. 
Session, Kirk, admission of poor to almshouse 

by, 110. 

Sheriff, office of, within burgh, conferred on 
magistrates and community, 60-64; decree 
finding same to belong to them and 
annualling pretended gift of, to son of 
Earl of Mar, 112-15; confirmation of, 122, 
123, 131, 145, 159; reference in parliamen- 
tary proceedings to, 168; appointment of, 
and his deputies as justices under fishery 
laws, 103-5. 

Sheriff of Stirling, James Schaw, 202. 

Shoemakers, deacon of, 175. (See Elections 
of Provosts, &c.) 

Silk, against unfreemen trading in, 82, 83. 

Simson (Symsoun), Margaret, 193, 194. 

Eobert, 48, 56; Sir Robert, chaplain, 43, 

44, 45, 47, 186, 187, 205. 

Walter, 203. 

William, 186; bailie, 205, 207. 

Sissor, Adam, burgess, 20. 

Skaldings, 32. 

Skewok, peat moss of, 15. 

Skinner (Skynnar), Bartholomew, 187. 

John, burgess, 20. 

Skins. (See Salt and skins ; also Hides. ) 

Skipinch, 56, 57, 59. 

Skorlings, 32. 

Smith (Sniitht, Smytht), Alexander, 193. 

Archibald, 213, 216, 219, 222, 223. 

George, 87. 

Thomas, 87, 185; Serjeant, 44. 

Smolts, acts against slaughter of, 104. 

Smythstoun (Smethtson), Sir Eichard, 205, 
208. 

Somerville, lord, (William), 34, 36. 

Southbraes, 139, 157, 161. 

Southfield, charter by King Charles II. to 
Spittell's Hospital of lands of, 175-8. 

Southgait, 24 ; almshouse in, 108, 110. 

Spaldyne, John, dean of Brechin, 185. 



Sir John of, priest and notary, 184, 205. 

Speyr, William, 48. 

Spicery, against unfreemen trading in, 82, 83. 

Spittaille (Spettall, Spittell), Archibald, 201. 

Edward, 59, 67, 73, 189. 

■ ■ master Henry, 75. 

James, 56; bailie, 188, 189. 

Eobert, 86, 87. 

Spittell's Hospital, confirmation by King 

Charles I. of, 120, 134, 143, 159, 163; 

mortification by commendator of Cambus- 

kenneth to, 134; ratification of same by 

earl of Mar, 135; charter by King Charles 

II. to, of lands of Southfield, 175-8. 
Spittellkerse, Spittellands, Spittellmyre, and 

Spitteltown, 140, 158, 161. 
Squyre, John, bailie, 112. 
Staigs, dues gathered for, 209. (See Common 

Good, set of. ) 
Staple goods, against unfreemen trading in, 

82, 83. 
Stavart, Walter, 190. 
Stele, Sir Alexander, chaplain, 193. 

Andrew, 193. 

John, 193. 

Stene, John, 193. 

Steven, William, 54. 

Stevinson (Stevensone, Steynsone, Stenesone), 

David, bailie, 112, 114. 

James, 218; maltman, 224. 

Eobert, 189. 

Thomas, dempster, 45. 

Steward of Scotland (Eobert), 18, 19; (John), 

22, 25, 183. 

barony of, 23. 

Steward, Alexander, earl of Marr and Garvy- 

John, lord of Buchan, 29. 

■ John, lord of Lome, 29. 

Murdoch, knight, son of duke of Albany, 

29. 
Robert, grandson of Duke of Albany, 29. 



Stewart, Alan. 196. 

George, 193. 

John, of Jhonnestoun, 47, 53. 

Thomas, 20S. 

Sir Walter, chaplain, 190. 

William, of Baldovane, '207. 

Stirling (Sterling, Strivclin, Striveline, Strive- 
lyne, Striveling, Striviling), burgh of, grant 
by King David I. to church of Holy Trinity 
of Dunfermline of dwelling place in, 1, 2; 
do. of two churches aud carucate of land in, 
2; allowance to abbot and monks from first 
ships arriving at, 3; grant to abbey of Holy- 
rood of a toft in, 3, 4 ; grant to bishop of 
Glasgow of a toft in, G ; grant by Alexander 
II. to, of a weekly market, a merchant guild, 
and other privileges, G-9 ; grant by Alex- 
ander II. to, of freedom from toll and cus- 
tom, 9, 10; grant by Alexander III. to 
abbey of Cambuskenneth of 20 nierks from 
form of, 10, 11 ; charter by abbot and con- 
vent of Arbroath of all their lands in, 11-14; 
charter by Robert I. to, of pasturage for 
horses and right of digging peats, 14-15; 
account of the magistrates of, 15-16; account 
of the custumars of, 16-17 ; charter by- 
David II. confirming King Alexander's 
charter to, of a weekly market, &c, 
17-18 ; charter by David II. confirming 
King Alexander's charter to, of freedom 
from tolls and customs, 18-19; precept by 
David II. as to damage caused by burgesses 
of, to fishings of abbey of Cambuskenneth, 
20-21 ; charter by Robert II. to burgesses 
of, of their burgh, with fishings, customs, 
&c, 21-22; charter by Robert II. confirming 
gifts to altar of St. Laurence in parish church 
of, 23-25; precept by Robert III. to can 
of Cambuskenneth of St. James' Hospital 
at, 26; charter by James II. granting n 
fair to, 30-32; charter by James II. to, of 
freedom from salt and skins, 32-34; letters 
patent by James II. appointing commissioner 



of, to be summoned yearly to parliament of 
Four Burghs, 34-36; charter by James II. 
to, of patronage of St. James' Hospital, 36- 
38; charter by Malcolm Plemyng to, of site 
of Tolbooth, 39-42 ; letters by the magistrates, 
&c, of, adjudging a tenement to an altar for 
non-payment of aunualrent, 42-46 ; consent 
of magistrates of, to union of altars of Holy 
Trinity and St. Thomas, 46-48; community 
of, appointed patrons of St. James' altar, 
49-53; decree against certain persons occu- 
pying fishings belonging to, 53-54; decree 
against magistrates and community of, occu- 
pying fishings of abbey of Cambuskenneth, 
54-55; institution by magistrates and com- 
munity of, of chaplain to St. James' altar, 
55-56 ; submission between community of, 
and abbey of Cambuskenneth, as to fishings, 
57-58; decree pronounced on submission, 
58-60; charter by James IV. to, of office of 
sheriffship within burgh, 60-64; charter by 
James IV. to, of patronage of St. Laurence's 
altar, 64-66; commission by, for prosecution 
of abbot and convent of Cambuskenneth as 
to fishings, 66-8 ; lands of Gallowhills granted 
by, to King James IV., 69 ; charter by James 
IV. to, of Auld Park and patronage of St. 
Michael's altar, 69-71; indenture between 
abbot and convent of Dunfermline and, as 
to building choir in parish church, 71-73; 
commission by, for prosecution of Alexander 
Elphinstone as to fishings, 73-4; prosecution 
of bailies of, and others, by convent of Cam- 
buskenneth as to fishings, 75 ; grant by 
magistrates of, to St. Katherine's altar, of 
piece of waste ground, 76-80; charter by 
James V. ratifying acts and charging magis- 
trates of, to enforce laws against unfreemen 
using merchandice, S0-5; gift by magistrates 
of, to Sir William Kobusouu of chaplainry 
of St. Michael's altar, 85-9; grant by magis- 
trates of, to John Graheme of court clerk- 
ship, 89 ; charter by Queen Mary to, of 



church property and revenues, 92-99; pro- 
test as to warrandice by, of Friars' lands, 
101-2 ; question between, and other burghs 
as to priority, 103 ; provost and bailies of, 
appointed King's justices of water of Forth, 
&c., 103-5; change of time for holding fan- 
in, 105; remission by James VI. to inhabit- 
ants of, for treasonable proceedings, 106-S; 
taking and detention of castle and town of, 
107 ; grant by Archibald Allan and Sir John 
Schaw to burgh of, of almshouse, 108-112; 
decree finding office of sheriffship within 
burgh to belong to magistrates and com- 
munity of, 112-5; signature or warrant for 
charter of confirmation to, of all lands and 
possessions, 116-23; charter of confirmation 
by Charles I. to, of all their charters, 
possessions, rights and privileges, [for par- 
ticulars see Table of Contents], 124-167 ; 
ratification by parliament of charters to, 168 ; 
agreement of, to be incorporated with Com- 
monwealth of England, 168; authority by 
commissioners of Commonwealth to, to elect 
magistrates and officers, 168-70; charter by 
Charles II. to, confirming possessions and 
granting privileges as to markets and fairs, 
171-4; act of parliament appointing two 
yearly fairs to be held at, 17S-9; act of 
parliament, with protest by commissioner of, 
as to fair of Balquidrock, 179-80; transumpt 
of charter by James II. to, of St. James' 
hospital, 1S4; provost, bailies and council 
of, patrons of St. Michael's chaplainry, 195 ; 
grant by, of ground for payment of annual 
rent to Friars Preachers, 199; keeping of 
castle given to provost of, 206 ; extracts 
from records of, 208-25 ; elections of town 
council of, 210, 213, 215, 217, 222. 

. charters and documents dated at, 3, 11, 

25, 32, 38, 46, 47, 53, 64, 66, 68, 89, 90, 99, 
185-208. 

lordship of, grants from, 3, 4, 5. 

sheriff of, 202. (See Sheriff. ) 



Stirling, James of Keir, 209, 210, 215 ; provost, 
213. 

• Sir John, of Keir, 176. 

(Strivelyn, Striviline), Alexanderof, 10,11. 

George, 185. 

John, 185. 

Henry of, 9, 10. 

Thomas of, chancellor, 9. 

William, of Ratherne, 185. 

Stoddert, John, 213, 214, 222. 
Strathearn, Robert, earl of, 18, 19. 
Suerd, James, 75. 
Sutor, Fynlay, bailie, 1 5. 
Sword-slipper, a, made burgess, 225. 
Swyne, John Broune, alias, 189. 

Tack of tenement in Stirling, 199-200. 
Tacksmen to pay arrears. (See Common Good, 

set of.) 
Tallow, grant of, to Trinity Church, Dun- 
fermline, 3 ; price of, 222. 
Taverners, stamping of stoups by, 208. (See 

Wine, price of.) 
Taverns, limitation of, in sheriffdom of Stir- 
ling, 8, 17, 118, 127. 
Tay, water of, 3. 
Tailyefeir, John, mason, 221. 

Thomas, 1S7, 195. 

Taylour, Michael, 185. 
Tector, Richard, burgess, 20. 

Nicholas, 185. 

Teind of salmon to Abbot of Cambuskenneth, 

59. 
Teith, water of, 104. 
Tennant (Tennand), John, and Philip his son, 

fishers, 20. 
- — - James, 192. 

Robert, 199. 

alias Robertson, 217, 221, 223. 

Terbert, James Nory of, 204, 207. 
Terrinyeane, lord, 125, 167. 
Thomas, the brazier, 20. 
Hugh, son of, 183. 



Thome, James, 211, 214. 

Thomson (Thomesoun), Andrew, tailor, 222. 

Alexander, nialtman, 220. 

Duncan, 208. 

John, 199; flesher, 210, 215. 

William, chaplain, 190. 

Tichborne, Robert, commissioner of Common- 
wealth, 170. 
Tod skins, 32. 
Tolbooth, site of, acquired by burgh, 39-42, 

184; clerk's booth in fore tenement of, 89 ; 

common seal appended to 

GS, 74 ; sasiue taken at, 97 ; 

assembled in, 185; head court held in, 205; 

repair of, 212; imprisonment in, 21G. 
Toll and custom on goods, freedom from, 9, 

18, 19, 118, 119, 128. 
Tolls and customs, power to levy, 120, 138, 

144, 179. 
Torbrex, lands of, 176, 

Torphichen, duties payable to hospital of, 1(5. 
Torwode (Torwoud), 185; Duncan Forester of, 

47, 53; Malcolm Forester of, 207. 
Torwoidheid, 201. 
Touchadam (Tulchadam), 208, 217, 222; John 

Murray of, 179, 201. 
Tour de Ballat, 88. 
Trade and merchandise, ratification of acts as 

to, 80-85. 
Traitors and rebels, injuries by, 37. 
Transumpt of charter by James II. to burgh 

of St. James' Hospital, 184. 
Treasonable proceedings, remission to inhabi- 
tants of Stirling for, 106-8. 
Treasurer, discharge to, 213; election of, 220, 

223. 
Trinity Church of Dunfermline. See Dun- 
Trinity, Holy, aisle of, in Parish Church. (See 

Parish Church, altars in.) 
Trone land, tenement called, 208. 
Tulibardyn, William Murray of, 36. 
Tulibodevin, land of, 5. 



Tulibody, fishing of, 55. 

bridge of, 214. 

Tulicht Heddill, 193. 

Tulycultre, lordship of, given to Queen of 
James III., 202-3. 

vicar of parish church of, 203. 

Tynklare, John, 54. 

Uchiltre, James Colville of, 196. 
Ure, James, 221. 
Ury, George, 200. 

Hugh, burgess, 20. 

Usser, Alexander, bailie, 101. 
Utem, Andrew, 106. 

Valine, Peter de, 10. 

Valley, lands called the, 140, 158, 162. 

Vaux, John de, 9. 

Vemys, William, burgess, 20. 

Vennel, leading to parish church, 39, 40. 

Common, 191, 208. 

Vestments of abbot and monks of Dunferm- 
line, 3. 
Vicar, horning purchased by, 213. 
Vry, George, 200. 

Hugh, burgess, 20. 

Vtem, Andrew, 106. 

Walkers and Weavers, exception of, from 

mechant guild, 8, 17, 118, 121, 127. 
Wallace, John, preceptorof Spittell's Hospital, 

175-8. 

merchant, 210, 213, 215. 

Sir Thomas of Craigie, 174. 

Wallis, Sir Robert, archdean of St. Andrews, 

57. 
Walter, cardinal of the Apostolic See, 22, 25. 
Waneflete, Richard of, charter by Robert II. 

to, 183. 
Wardanis land, tenement called, 186. 
Wardris, Alexander Lesly of, 206. 
Wardross, 58. 
Warinok, Patrick, 204. 



Waste land bestowed on St. Katherine's altar, 

77. (See Land.) 
Watson, Alexander, bailie, 194 ; burgess, 196; 

councillor, 210. 

Gilbert, 211, 213, 214. 

James, 79; councillor, 215; bailie, 210, 

211; auditor, 212. 

John, 106, 216. 

Walter, tailor, 218. 

William, 75. 

Wax, against unfreemen trading in, 82, 83. 
Ways and passages, 147, 160. 
Weaponschaw, order for, 225. 
Weavers and Walkers, exception of, from 

merchant guild, 8, 17, 121, 127. 
Weilfeid, David, 44. 
Wemys, William, burgess, 20. 
Wheat, price of, 222. 
Whins, lands caUed, 139, 157, 161. 
White, Master Henry, parson of Rothes, 58. 

William, 189. 

Whitehall, charter dated at, 174. 

Whitehill, lands of, 176. 

Widows and honest men's wives, only, allowed 

te be brewers, 210. 
William the Lion, King, grant by, to bishop 

of Glasgow of toft in Stirling, 6. 
Williamson (Wilyeameson), John, notary, 202. 

Jonet, 191, 197. 

Wilson, James, sword slipper, made burgess, 

225. 



Wilson, John, 53, 54, 201, 219. 

Sir Thomas, priest, 197, 198. 

William, 53. 

Wind or water mills, 121. 

Wine, against unfreemen trading in, 82, 83 ; 
prices of, 208, 211, 214, 215, 220, 221 ; unlaws 
for selling, above fixed prices, 208, 209. 

Winyettis, Thomas, 106. 

Wise, Adam, 53 ; William, 192. 

Witste, John, burgess, 20. 

Wives, honest men's, and widows, only, al- 
lowed to be brewers, 210. 

Wolsone, John, 219. 

Wool, custom of, 17; against unfreemen trad- 
ing in, 84. 

Work, master of, 88, 223, 224. 

Worthy (Wourthy), John, 43, 187 

Wrennok, Patrick, 204. 

Wsser, Alexander, bailie, 101. 

Yair, James, 199. 

Yester, George, 86. 

Yong, William, 53. 

Young, Alexander, baxter, 218. 

John, 185, 223. 

William, notary, 202. 

Youngman, Thomas, chaplain, 191. 
Youthston, John, 189. 

Zoilay, Thomas, chaplain, 1S9. 



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